Intercepted by the police while traveling at 45 km/h over the speed limit, an Outaouais motorist thought it best to call the police to improve his situation. It took him badly.
This crazy affair occurred early Wednesday morning, around 6:10 a.m., in the municipality of La Pêche, when a police officer from the Public Security of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais intercepted a driver speeding at 135 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.
Questioning the actual speed at which he was driving, the 35-year-old motorist allegedly demanded that the patrolman show him the radar used to corner him.
Faced with the police officer's refusal, the individual from Gatineau simply mentioned that he was going to contact 911 to complain.
The man reportedly even told the policeman "that he didn't believe he was a real policeman."
The motorist therefore called 911 to express his dissatisfaction, but this earned him an additional ticket of $504 for having called the police without a valid reason.
For his speeding, he received a $312 ticket with three demerit points. He was also fined $64 for not having proof of insurance.
The authorities recalled that in matters of excessive speed, the police "have no legal constraint obliging them to show the speed on the radar and this, for multiple technical and training reasons, and that the fact of refusing to the defendant to seeing the speed is not a possible defense at court”.