A public danger accused of catching a police officer and fleeing the scene

The motorist accused of catching a motorcycle policeman on Sunday in the Rivière-des-Prairies area of ​​Montreal is a real danger on the roads that accumulates thousands of dollars in violations.

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Speed, refusal to comply, driving without a license or during a ban … Just in the last two years, Christopher Desrosiers has raised more than $ 4,000 in all sorts of observations.

But this time, the 26-year-old will have to face criminal charges, which led him to appear at the Montreal courthouse on Monday.

In addition to being a dangerous leader, he will have to defend himself against serious and armed acts [son véhicule] against a police officer of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), for fleeing the police, as well as an escape offense causing injuries.

The crimes were allegedly committed Sunday morning during a radar operation in eastern Montreal, when Officer Mickael Cherrier attempted to intercept Desrosiers’ vehicle.

According to our information, trapped in a cul-de-sac, Desrosiers made a U-turn and then hit the officer before fleeing.

Officer Cherrier suffered numerous fractures to both his legs and ribs, in addition to having his lung perforated, but he is out of danger, Montreal police said.

Full of offenses

Desrosiers, meanwhile, was spotted by an SQ police officer who was not on duty and reportedly followed him to the South Shore of Montreal while waiting for reinforcements to arrest him, it was learned.

According to a judicial database, Desrosiers is a regular in traffic safety violations, accumulating more than forty findings of violation.

And driving bans don’t seem to have any effect on him, as he’s been intercepted three times since January, just for that.

Last December, he was also arrested for refusing to stop at the request of a police officer.

His most recent criminal conviction dates back to last month, when he was convicted of driving despite a ban.

Risky job

The director general of the SQ, for her part, deplored the crime against the police officer.

“An event like this reminds us all of what our police officers may face in their day-to-day business,” said Johanne Beausoleil.

“When a police officer is seriously injured in the line of duty, the whole police community is shaken,” she said.

The one who personally contacted Officer Cherrier on Monday said she was “proud” of the work done “by our police day in and day out.”

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