When Sûreté du Québec officers noticed erratic driving in Lachute on April 10, they attempted to get the driver to stop the vehicle.
But the driver, on Route 327, near Hamford Avenue in Lachute, refused to stop. A short chase ensured on Hamford Avenue. Police were finally able to apprehend the driver and his vehicle at the corner of Hamford and Main Street.
A 24-year-old Brownsburg-Chatham man was arrested but released with a promise to appear in court. A court appearance will be scheduled at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse where the driver will face charges of impaired driving and trying to evade police.
In addition to having his vehicle towed and losing his license for a 90-day period, the driver was fined $1,139 and received 14 demerit points on his driver’s license for not stopping at an obligatory stop, for driving alone with a learner’s permit, and for operating a vehicle having consumed alcohol when the permitted alcohol limit for a learning driver is zero.
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