Police News – Win­ter driv­ing still here

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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.

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