• Hunter Cresswell

DUIs double up in Cantley

The MRC des Collines Police arrested two suspected impaired drivers following crashes in Cantley over the past week.

A pickup truck driven by an allegedly drunk driver crashed and ended up on top of a car that was parked along Montée Saint-Amour in Cantley on the evening of April 13. Photo courtesy MRC des Collines Police

According to police reports, the crashes and arrests took place on April 9 and 13. Police are seeking a witness to the April 9 crash.


According to a police report, a 47-year-old man was driving a pickup truck on Chemin Mont-Cascades near Chemin Versant around 2:30 p.m. on April 9 and ended up in the roadside ditch. Investigators seek the driver of a recent-year, champagne or gold-coloured Mercedes sedan that was in the area at the time because they may have witnessed the accident.


Police are asking people with information about the possible witness to call 819-459-2422 extension 4105.


The Cantley man who crashed his truck was arrested on suspicion of DUI. His license was suspended and his truck was impounded. A breathalyzer test revealed that he was three times over the legal limit to drive, according to the police report.


The following weekend, police responded to another DUI crash in Cantley.


Around 10:40 p.m. on April 13 police arrived on scene at Montée Saint-Amour.


Officers were greeted by the sight of a crashed white pickup truck that had somehow come to rest on top of a parked silver sedan.


The driver, a 22-year-old Gatineau man, lost control of the truck and hit the sedan that was parked on the side of the road, fortunately without passengers. Police arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI. His blood alcohol content measured over twice the legal limit, according to the police report.


The driver was already prohibited from driving and will receive a ticket for that on top of the possible punishment for DUI, according to the report.