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A 40-year-old Cantley man was charged with impaired driving and ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident on the weekend after a truck caused significant damage outside a business centre in Cantley.The arrest came after an incident on Montée de la Source in Cantley around 4 a.m. on Sunday, when a F250 truck damaged property around Place Gascon business centre, according to a release by MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais.When police arrived, the driver was no longer on the scene, but officers later found and arrested him.The truck was a total loss, but was seized, said the release.The man’s driver’s license will be suspended and his vehicle seized for 30 days, said police. He failed a breathalyzer test, with a rate that was more than double the legal limit. The man was convicted for a similar offence several years ago, according to police.Martin Gascon, president of real estate company Gascon Société Immobilier, said the truck caused considerable damage to his 15-foot sign, which was just off Hwy. 307 near the entrance to the business centre. Several curbs were also damaged, said Gascon, who speculated the truck swerved off the highway and into the sign.
This shows Hwy. 307 at the entrance to Place Gascon business centre. The sign at left and nearby curbs were heavily damaged by a truck.
It was one of two incidents the Outaouais police reported on the weekend that involved drinking and driving.A 57-year-old man from Val-des-Monts will be charged with impaired driving and have his licence suspended after an incident on Carrefour Road in Val-des-Monts around 5 p.m. on Saturday, said the release from police.An officer noticed a driver cross the median, then return abruptly to his own lane to avoid a collision with oncoming vehicles. Police found several containers of alcohol in the man’s vehicle, said the release. He failed a breathalyzer email@example.comALSO IN THE NEWSAccusers say socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein’s protector and procurer. Are prosecutors coming for her?Five candidates to interview for Ottawa police chiefThis sourdough loaf was made with 4,500-year-old Egyptian yeast