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16 arrested for driving under the influence in Montreal area overnight

Police stop drivers at a roadblock (photo: Sûreté du Québec) Police stop drivers at a roadblock (photo: Sûreté du Québec)
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A total of 16 people were arrested Friday night and Saturday morning in the Montreal area for driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two.

About 60 police in the Montreal area joined forces to form an 'influence squad,' stopping some 1,250 drivers between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. at 14 different road checks in Montreal, Laval, Brossard, Longueuil, La Prairie, Châteauguay, Boisbriand and Delson.

According to a news release from Quebec provincial police, several drivers provided a breath sample and some submitted to movement coordination tests. One driver was arrested for breach of conditions and one for possession of cocaine and GHB, police said.

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