Wrong way driver arrested on Autoroute 50 in Gatineau
A Surete du Quebec cruiser is seen in this file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
OTTAWA -- Quebec provincial police say a Gatineau woman is facing a $1,500 fine and a 90-day licence suspension after a vehicle drove the wrong way on Autoroute 50 in Gatineau
A citizen called 911 around 4 a.m. about a vehicle that was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes on the highway near Montee Paiement.
Police say officers watched the vehicle make a U-turn and start driving eastbound before stopping the driver.
The 37-year-old woman driving the vehicle was released and is expected to be charged with impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample.
Police say in addition to having her license suspended for 90 days and vehicle seized for 30 days, the driver faces fines totaling $1,546 and four demerit points for having committed an action likely to endanger life.