Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers in the MRC d’Argenteuil recently apprehended suspects in five cases of alleged impaired driving. The interventions occurred in the midst of an effort by police to further reduce impaired driving due to alcohol and/or drugs during the holiday season. 

At around 4 a.m. on December 10, police checked a vehicle on Chemin des Hêtres in St-André’ d’Argenteuil while the driver was asleep at the wheel. Police arrested the driver. The 27-year-old man, from Laval, was arrested and taken to the SQ station where a drug recognition officer gave the suspect a series of tests and he was subsequently released on warning. He will appear in court in Saint-Jérôme at a later date. His driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. His vehicle was towed. 

Skidding into trouble  

At around 7 p.m. on December 10, SQ officers went to the parking lot on chemin Fidleridge Resort in Mille-Isles for a collision involving two vehicles. Initial reports indicate the collision occurred while one of the vehicles was skidding on purpose. Two people sustained minor injuries. After some checks, the police arrested the driver who was performing the skids. The 26-year-old man from Hawkesbury was arrested and later released. He will appear in Saint-Jérôme court at a later date.    

Found on 50 

On December 11, police stopped a vehicle for a Highway Safety Code check on Autoroute 50 East at kilometre 245 in Brownsburg-Chatham. After the customary checks, the police arrested the driver. A 39-year-old woman from Lachute was arrested and released on warning. She must return to justice, at a later date, in Saint-Jérôme. The woman’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. 

Rue Robert in Lachute 

On December 11 at around 2:45 a.m,, the SQ stopped a vehicle for a road safety code check on rue Robert in Lachute. After usual checks, the driver was arrested. A 24-year-old, from Brownsburg-Chatham, was arrested and released on a subpoena. They will appear at a later date, in court in Saint-Jérôme. The individual’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. 

Erratic driving 

On December 13 at approximately 1:45 a.m, the SQ was notified of erratic driving behavior on avenue de la Providence, in Lachute. The police located and intercepted the vehicle in the same area. After the customary checks, the police arrested the driver. The 26-year-old woman from Lachute was arrested and released on a subpoena with the requirement to later appear in court. The suspect’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days.