At around 4 a.m. on Sunday, officers with Longueuil police arrested the driver of a vehicle for impaired driving.
Three people were inside the vehicle at the time of the arrest. The two passengers, including the 25-year-old woman, were not under arrest and so were allowed to move freely.
The BEI says the woman decided to cross the street, despite having been warned not to do so. That is when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
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The woman had stepped out of the vehicle and, despite being warned by police not to cross the street, she crossed and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the second car, 34, was also arrested.
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Longueuil police had a busy morning Sunday as the arrest of one allegedly drunk driver led to the arrest of a second.
The first driver's 25-year-old passenger is now in hospital after she was hit by the second allegedly drunk driver in front of the police station.
It was about 4 a.m. when somebody called 911 anonymously to report a suspected drunk driver on Joliette Street, according to police spokesperson Const. Ghislain Vallières.
"The police intercepted the car right in front of the police station and the guy was arrested for drunk driving," he said.
At first, his passenger appeared to be waiting for a lift on the sidewalk, but then she decided to cross the street in front of the station which is located on Curé-Poirier Boulevard West, at the Joliette Street intersection.
That's when she was hit by a car in the presence of police. That car was driven by a man who was quickly arrested for driving drunk, said Vallières.
Because the woman was injured during a police intervention, Quebec's police watch dog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), is looking into the matter.
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