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How not to perform a U-turn: Truck driver caught on camera blocking Montreal bridge

A truck heading from the south shore towards Montreal changed his mind halfway across the bridge. Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
A truck heading from the south shore towards Montreal changed his mind halfway across the bridge. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. SQ handout photo

The Sûreté du Québec says a truck driver was caught on camera performing a U-turn on the Jacques Cartier Bridge on Wednesday morning.

It happened at around 9: 35 at the exit for the Parc Jean-Drapeau.

The semi-truck was heading towards Montreal from the south shore when the driver started the manoeuvre, briefly blocking all five lanes of traffic.

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The driver has since been tracked down.

Police say the manoeuvre could have resulted in a collision.

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This type of offence can lead to a $1,546 fine for reckless driving and four demerit points.

Police said the road was open to traffic at the time of the offence.