A Sherbrooke Police officer’s act of courage on Tuesday night helped avoid a potentially serious accident off Highway 410. At around 10 p.m. on July 8, officer Olivier Roy used his patrol vehicle to intercept a car that was rolling down a hill with the driver still inside. “With his quick reaction and presence of mind, Constable Roy was able to secure the driver and helped prevent a situation that could have had severe consequences,” affirmed Samuel Ducharme, the Sherbrooke Police Department’s spokesperson. Olivier Roy has been with the Sherbrooke Police Department since November 2004 and has been an operational officer for five years. He was patrolling on Highway 410 in Sherbrooke when he saw two cars parked on the side of Montée d’Ascot, the ramp off Sainte-Catherine road accessing the highway and Dunant Street. See full story in the Thursday, July 11 edition of The Record.
By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record