Po­lice News – SQ Labour Day week­end re­port

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The Sureté du Que­bec was kept busy over the Labour Day week­end. De­spite aware­ness cam­paigns car­ried out be­fore the pe­riod, the SQ gave out 6,900 tick­ets be­tween Septem­ber 2nd and the 5th on the roads for in­frac­tions such as speed­ing, not wear­ing a safety belt, and talking on a cell phone while driv­ing. They also ar­rested 143 peo­ple for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of ei­ther al­co­hol, drugs or a com­bi­na­tion of the two. There were two fa­tal col­li­sions over that long week­end.

On Septem­ber 7th, the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) were called to an ac­ci­dent on chemin des Hautes Ter­res, in Or­ford. There was a car in the ditch with four pas­sen­gers aged be­tween 18 and 26, three men and a woman. The four were taken to the Ma­gog hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries. The po­lice sus­pected that the 26 year-old driver from Saint Hu­bert was driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol or drugs and so re­quested a war­rant to take a blood sam­ple for anal­y­sis.

Over the week­end the RPM ar­rested three peo­ple for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence: a 71 yearold woman from Ma­gog, a 58 year-old man from Laval, and a 22 year-old man from Sher­brooke. The 22 year old did not have a li­cense and it was his third in­frac­tion within a year, so he was kept de­tained to ap­pear at the Sher­brooke Court House the next morn­ing. Two other men were ar­rested for break­ing con­di­tions and pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, in the case of one of the men.

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