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Impaired driving charges after vehicle caught going wrong way on Gatineau's Highway 50

Police say the vehicle was spotted, stopped on the shoulder, before it turned around and took off going the proper direction.
Photo/ Sûreté du Québec

A 37-year-old Gatineau woman is facing impaired driving-related charges after Sûreté du Québec officers spotted a vehicle going westbound in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50.

Police received a tip about the vehicle around 4 a.m., Friday.

Officers then saw the vehicle had stopped in the left shoulder of the highway, just before the La Vérendrye viaduct. The driver then made a U-turn and took off going eastbound.

Police stopped the vehicle soon after and arrested the driver.  

She was released on subpoena and is scheduled to return to court at a later date, where she is expected to face charges of impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample.

In addition to having her driver's license suspended for 90 days and her vehicle seized for 30 days, police say the suspect has been fined $1,546 and gained four demerit points.

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