Police News – Winter driving still here
Slippery road conditions were to blame for four road accidents yesterday morning on the territory of the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM). Between 6:30 am and 8:00 am, the accidents took place on the Georgeville Road and on Chemin des peres. No-one was injured. The Sureté du Quebec reported that a tanker truck drove off the exit ramp and into the ditch at exit 115, western direction, on autoroute 10 at 5:30 am on Tuesday morning. The road had to be closed to traffic and the truck was still in the ditch at 11:00 am yesterday.
Last Wednesday, on March 23rd late in the morning, there were seven accidents on the territory of the Regie de police de Memphremagog (RPM). Most of the accidents involved vehicles running off of the road because of the bad driving conditions. There was only one injury in the accidents and a driver was taken to the Magog hospital after his airbag deployed when he went off the Roy road at around 9:15 in the morning.
There were also several accidents along the autoroute 10 between Magog and Granby on Thursday, March 24th, because of icy road conditions.
Over the Easter weekend, officers with the RPM intervened in two events involving drinking and driving.
One incident took place on autoroute 10 in the Sherbrooke direction on March 26th at around 10:15 at night. The 45 year-old driver from Bolton East was arrested after failing an alcohol test and taken to the police station. His license was suspended for ninety days and he was released to appear in court at a later date.
The other arrest took place on Chemin des Peres in Magog on Sunday, March 27th, at 2:00 in the morning. The 57 year-old driver from Bolton East who was visibly drunk was arrested and taken to the police station where he failed the alcohol test twice. He had his license suspended for ninety days.