Motorcyclist killed after collision with drunk driver

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A 52-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday in a violent collision brought on by a driver who failed an alcohol breath take a look at.

The Sûreté du Québec says the collision occurred round 2:45 p.m. on Route 335 in St-Calixte, 50 kilometres north of Montreal.

The bike was driving “usually” northbound when the automobile driving within the different path veered into the alternative lane, stated SQ spokesperson Claude Denis. The bike driver was unable to keep away from the collision.

The motive force of the automotive, a 48-year-old man, was arrested for driving with diminished capability. He was dropped at a police station the place he failed a breathalyzer take a look at. He was launched with a promise to look in court docket.

The collision occurred in a 90 km/h zone and a stable yellow line, Denis stated.

Earlier within the day, one other motorcyclist was concerned in a collision in Péribonka, within the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean area. The bike rear-ended an SUV making a flip round 12:45 p.m. at Route 169 and Édouard-Niquet St.

The motive force of the SUV suffered minor accidents, however the bike driver’s accidents have been vital.