CHARGES POS­SI­BLE AF­TER EX-PQ LEADER AR­RESTED IN CRASH

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For­mer Parti- Québé­cois leader An­dré Bois­clair has been ar­rested in Que­bec City and could face charges of im­paired driv­ing, in­tim­i­da­tion and re­fus­ing a blood-al­co­hol test in con­nec­tion with a road ac­ci­dent. Que­bec City po­lice say they ar­rested a 51-year-old man at 12:35 a.m. Thurs­day af­ter a car ran into a lamp post. “At the po­lice sta­tion, the sus­pect re­fused to blow into the al­co­hol test­ing de­vice,” said po­lice spokesper­son Éti­enne Doyon. “He also tried to in­tim­i­date po­lice of­fi­cers.” Bois­clair, pic­tured, was de­tained overnight and re­leased around 11 a.m. on a prom­ise to ap­pear in court Feb. 15. He was seen leav­ing the sta­tion but an­swered no ques­tions. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment, the in­di­vid­ual ar­rested could face charges of im­paired driv­ing, re­fus­ing a blood-al­co­hol test, at­tempt­ing to in­tim­i­date po­lice and ob­struc­tion.

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