Incident Report: Impaired Driving at Spa Le Nordik in Chelsea

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by The Local
January 30, 2024
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Sécurité Publique MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais
In the early hours of January 28, at around 12:10 a.m., a witness reported an incident at the Spa Le Nordik parking lot in Chelsea, Quebec.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Ottawa, was reported attempting a skid maneuver that went awry, leaving him stuck in a snow bank. When the police arrived, they observed signs of impairment, leading to the driver's arrest.

Further investigation revealed that the driver had no valid driver's license. Additionally, he was wanted by Mont-Tremblant authorities for an unpaid fine. Breath samples at the police station confirmed the driver's blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.

Consequently, the driver received two fines, totaling over $1,000 and 4 demerit points. The vehicle owner, who allowed an unlicensed driver to operate her vehicle, received a $504 fine and had her vehicle seized for 30 days.

This incident, though less dramatic in presentation, underscores the importance of responsible actions, particularly in the context of impaired driving. Chelsea residents were left with an unexpected turn of events, highlighting the need for adherence to legal and safety regulations in the community. Stay informed and stay safe, Chelsea!

Source: Sécurité Publique MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais

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