Brouhaha at Stanstead CLSC

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

High­way 141, be­tween Coat­i­cook and Barn­ston, was closed for sev­eral hours on Fri­day morn­ing after a car chase that be­gan at the Cana­dian/Amer­i­can bor­der, in Stanstead. The in­ci­dent be­gan in Derby Line when a res­i­dent of New­port, 31 yearold Valentina Ve­lasquez, while armed with a ri­fle took some­one’s car and robbed a de­pan­neur. Then the po­lice chase be­gan and she headed along high­way 5 to the bor­der. Mul­ti­ple calls be­tween the Cana­dian and Amer­i­can au­thor­i­ties led to a nail belt be­ing in­stalled on the 141 which, along with an of­fi­cer shoot­ing out a tire, man­aged to stop the ve­hi­cle, ac­tu­ally caus­ing it to roll over into the ditch. The woman was slightly in­jured and taken to the hos­pi­tal.

She ap­peared at the Sher­brooke Court­house briefly on Mon­day morn­ing. The ac­cu­sa­tions against her in­clude: dan­ger­ous driv­ing; not stop­ping for a po­lice of­fi­cer; hit­ting two po­lice ve­hi­cles with her ve­hi­cle, one an SQ ve­hi­cle and the other an RCMP ve­hi­cle, while they had of­fi­cers inside; hit and run and tak­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out proper au­tho­riza­tion.

A fight broke out on Mon­day morn­ing around 8:00 be­tween two men at the Stanstead CLSC. Po­lice of­fi­cers were called in and both men were ar­rested and ques­tioned. One was then re­leased by po­lice while the other, Chris Mc Kelvey, was taken away by po­lice and ap­peared later on Mon­day in court. Both men made of­fi­cial po­lice com­plaints against each other and, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, more ac­cu­sa­tions may follow.

TheBishop’s Univer­sity Depart­ment of Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that Lee Hud­son of the men’s rugby team has been named the Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­lete of the Week.

Hud­son, from Sut­ton, Que­bec, helped the Gaiters in their 28-0 vic­tory over Mon­treal on Fri­day night. The third year scrum half scored a try for Bishop’s and led their de­fen­sive ef­fort in the shutout.

“Our for­ward pack had a very tough night in scrums against a very large and skilled Mon­treal pack,” said Gaiters coach Charles Goode. “As a re­sult Lee was forced to play the ball while be­ing pushed back­wards at ev­ery scrum. He was un­der huge pres­sure. He did an ad­mirable job to get his team go­ing for­ward and in keep­ing pos­ses­sion. He shone on de­fense all night. His work rate was top notch re­sult­ing in turnovers and great tack­les. He played our de­fen­sive sys­tem per­fectly and didn’t miss a tackle.”

Hud­son will lead the Gaiters against McGill on Satur­day, Oct. 4th in Mon­treal. Start time is 3 p.m. Hon­ourable Men­tions

– King-Fileen car­ried the ball 19 times for 123 yards in Satur­day night’s 26-3 loss to the Mount Al­li­son Moun­ties

– The Gaiters goalie came up big on Thurs­day night in an 8-7 loss at the hands of the McGill Red­men.

For ev­ery­thing Gaiters ath­let­ics visit

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