Brouhaha at Stanstead CLSC
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.
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