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On Tuesday, August 13 around 8:30 pm, police officers from the Sûreté du Québec intervened with a motorist who was traveling on Highway 30 westbound in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
SQ spokesperson Agt. Aurélie Guindon reports the driver, an 18-year-old who is well known to the police, was spotted while driving a vehicle with equipment that could be mistaken for a patrol car.
He was arrested for breach of probation because he had previously been ordered to comply with conditions prohibiting him from owning any equipment similar to that of police officers.
The police also seized the vehicle as an offense-related infraction.
The arrested man was scheduled to appear at the Valleyfield courthouse August 14.
On Saturday, August 3 at approximately 4:30 a.m., SQ officers from the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Est intervened with a motorist who was traveling at high speed in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
The offender, a 62-year-old man, was picked up while traveling at over 115 km/hr on Harwood Boulevard, in an area where the speed limit is 50 km/hr.
This offense resulted in a fine of $1,303 and 14 demerit points, as well as the suspension of his driver's license for a period of seven days, as stipulated in the Highway Safety Code regarding excessive speeding. .
The Sûreté du Québec wishes to remind the public that speed is one of the leading causes of fatal collisions on Quebec roads. In addition, in urban areas, the risk of being involved in a collision doubles for every 5 km/hr above the speed limit.