Alcohol was a factor in early morning Ville-Marie crash that sent 1 woman to hospital

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Ville-Marie crash: Alcohol a factor
WATCH ABOVE: Police confirmed that a 19-year-old man involved in a two-vehicle crash that sent one woman to hospital had alcohol in his system. The driver had a probationary license and was fined in accordance with Quebec's Highway Safety Code – Jul 31, 2016

MONTREAL – An 18-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after an early morning car crash in Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough.

The crash happened at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, when a car heading west on Wellington Street was rammed by a car speeding the wrong way down a one-way street.

According to police, the unidentified driver, 19, was going south on King Street, when he should have been going north.

There were three people in the car travelling on Wellington Street but only one, a woman sitting in the backseat, was injured.

She was rushed to hospital in critical condition and has since been stabilized. Police say that her life is not in danger.

Meanwhile the driver was arrested at the scene and underwent a breathalyzer.

Montreal police confirmed that alcohol was detected in his system and as the holder of a probationary license he was fined under the zero tolerance policy.

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Quebec’s automobile insurance board states that anyone with a probationary license, regardless of  age, is subject to a zero tolerance policy for both drugs and alcohol.

He was also fined for reckless driving in accordance with Quebec’s Highway Safety Code.

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