He loses his driving licence because of a sentence of love

News 14 July, 2017
  • Photo Eric Beaupré
    Jason Morissette

    Caroline Lepage

    Friday, 14 July 2017 21:54

    Friday, 14 July 2017 21:54

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    DRUMMONDVILLE | A man in pain of love will not be able to drive the vehicle for the next year, as he rolled up to 210 km/h and tried to flee the police.

    Jason Morisette received the minimum sentence on Friday for having tried to flee from police on July 8, 2016, by up to 210 km/h per hour on highway 55.

    Peace officers claim to have chased at high speed the man at the wheel of a Chevrolet Cruze for more than seven kilometres. At his trial, Mr. Morissette has tried to justify his dangerous driving, saying that he lived of relationship problems at the time of the offence.

    The judge of the Court of Québec, Marie-Josée Ménard, had remained insensible to the vexations of domestic of the accused and convicted.

    On appeal

    However, it is accepted Friday the suggestion of penalty lenient that it has submitted, by mutual agreement, the lawyers of the defence, Alain Dubois, and the Crown, Me Magali Bernier.

    Nevertheless, Mr. Morissette opposes its verdict of guilt.

    “He does not deny having driven crazy,” says yves.

    The amateur race car has already taken two times in the past, for major speeding.

    However, a man of 25 years always claims that he stopped as soon as he became aware that he was pursued by agents of peace.

    “He was in his bubble. He has not seen the police, ” insisted the prosecutor Dubois.


    The accused calls into question the credibility of officer Pat Sullivan. His report contains several inaccuracies.

    “He looked lost and non-reliable,” says yves.

    Mr. Morissette contradicts, for example, the time when the officer activated the siren and flashing lights during the pursuit.

    The repeat offender in terms of excessive speed will know next week if his appeal will be heard. If this is the case, it will request a suspension of his sentence.