Driving while impaired: André Boisclair pleaded guilty

News 15 February, 2018
  • Kathleen Frenette

    Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:17

    Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:53

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    The former leader of the Parti québécois André Boisclair, who had been arrested for driving while impaired in November pleaded guilty Thursday to the charges leveled against him.

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    The man, 51-year-old has admitted to having driven while impaired by alcohol, refusing to blow into the screening device and have hindered the work of the police.

    Recall that on the night of the event, André Boisclair had crashed into a lamp post with his car a few minutes after leaving the bar, The Champagnerie located on St-Joseph street in Quebec city.

    To charges of impaired driving and refusal, the judge Gilles Charest has sentenced the man to pay a fine of$ 1,000 and he will be prohibited from driving any motor vehicle for a period of one year.

    For the obstacle, André Boisclair has been granted an absolute discharge after he had made a$ 2,000 donation to the organization The auberivière.

    More details to come…