Busy night in Magog area July 27, police say

Busy night in Magog area July 27, police say

Record Staff


Lieutenant Carl Pépin of the Règie de police de Memphrémagog (RPM) recounted in a July 28 press release that it was a busy night for police in the Magog area on the night of July 27.

The evening began when, at around 6:45 p.m., a patrol officer from the RPM attempted to intercept a vehicle that had committed a traffic offence in front of him on Ch Des Pères towards the Municipality of Austin.

According to the release, the officer observed that the driver of a black Mitsubishi Lancer was travelling at high speed and was illegally overtaking other cars across double lines.

With the RPM officer in pursuit, the driver continued his dangerous manoeuvres at high speed and refused to stop. Eventually, the subject found himself caught between other motorists and had no choice but to pull over as demanded by the pursuing officer.

The individual, a 33-year-old man from Waterloo, was issued five different statements of offence and had his car seized by the police, as his driving licence had already been revoked and he was not supposed to be at the wheel.

At around 11 p.m. the same night, another motorist in the Canton Orford area was stopped by a patrol officer for speeding when he was caught travelling at 95 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Ch Alfred Desrochers. His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was towed. He received a $589 fine and lost 6 demerit points.

At about 11:30 p.m., patrol officers were called to the scene of an accident involving an injured person at 462 Principale Est. A motorist driving a rental car had crashed into a power pole and was injured. The collision was violent and required the intervention of a team from Hydro Magog.

The police quickly established that the driver was not in full control of his faculties, and they followed him to the hospital to order him to take a blood sample. An analysis will determine whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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