Published on: August 1, 2017 | Last Updated: August 1, 2017 10:38 AM EDT
A 23-year-old man was charged Monday with reckless driving causing death in the wake of a hit and run in Pointe-Calumet that left a 66-year-old man dead.
Quebec City-area resident Mathieu Grenon faces seven other charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident, dangerous driving causing injuries, criminal negligence and fleeing from a police officer.
Grenon was arrested Sunday after Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes police detected a vehicle driving erratically at 3:30 p.m. outside the Beachclub in Pointe-Calumet, about 30 kilometres northwest of Montreal. Officers reportedly started following the vehicle, which they say led to the suspect fleeing at high speed.
Police found the car a few streets away. It had collided with a hydro pole after striking a 66-year-old male passerby, killing him on impact.
Grenon reportedly possesses a criminal record that includes fraud, drug offences and one previous dangerous driving conviction.
Quebec’s independent investigations office, which probes any police operation where death or injury occurs, has been assigned to examine Sunday’s police pursuit.
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