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21-year-old driver smashes into Ahuntsic-Cartierville jewelry store

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson.
The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson. Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press

A car smashed through the window of a jewelry store in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough on early Saturday morning.

According to Montreal police spokesperson Raphael Bergeron, the incident is thought to be a “loss of control.”

The driver, aged 21, was caught trying to flee the scene. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The 21-year-old male passenger, however, was unharmed.

The crash happened at around 2 a.m. near Hamel and Fleury streets, said police.

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The jewelry store, Aird Joaillier, suffered significant damage as the car ran straight into the storefront.

“Impaired driving could be involved,” said Bergeron.

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Police are also ruling out theft in the case.

Investigations are underway.

— With files from The Canadian Press