employees had called police after seeing a

items were returned to the stores.

The drivers are subject to fines ranging

man who had been received service drive

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from $2,000 to $10,000. All of the accused


March 4 at around 2:30 a.m. Constable

will appear in court in L’Orignal to face the

and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Luc Lecuyer pulled over a 2010 Honda


Francis Proulx, 51, of Cartier Boulevard,

Civic travelling 152 kilometres per hour in


February 23, Constables Pascal David

Hawkesbury, was charged with impaired

a 90 km. zone on County Road 17 in Alfred-

and Luc Lecuyer were on patrol in


Plantagenet. Steve Gauvreau, of Labrosse

Hawkesbury when they intercepted a black

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Street, St-Eugène, was charged with racing.

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with speeding 49 kilometres per hour above

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the posted limit, and driving without a

Some 38 charges were laid by

Séguin, of Du Parc Street, was to report to


Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police

police on aweekly basis after being charged

Impaired charge

detachment officers during the week of

with possession of illegal drugs for the

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February 22 at approximately 2:15 a.m.,

February 20-27.

purpose of trafficking and cultivating.

an officer intercepted a Mercury Cougar

Officers responded to 243 occurrences,



investigated four assaults, four break-ins

March 3, officers responed to a report of

L’Orignal, with impaired driving.

and conducted 13 RIDE initiatives and

shoplifting at the LCBO store in

43 charges

charged two motorists with impaired

Hawkesbury. Constable Mike Potter was



on Régent Street when he observed the

HawkesburyO.P.P. detachment responded

O.P.P. officers have been working hard

suspect vehicle at the Hawkesbury Centre.

to 270 occurrences. Officers investigated

to keep local roads safe by performing radar

Two female suspects were spotted exiting

March 22 nd Parkinson Society

two assaults, four break-ins and seven


the Dollarama store. Both were arrested. A

thefts, and conducted 16 RIDE initiatives,

in Prescott County. Some drivers were

bottle of liquor stolen from the LCBO was

resulting in one impaired driving charge.

caught driving at excessively high speeds.

recovered along with items that had been

Some 43 charges were laid.

February 21 on Highway 417 in Champlain

taken from the Dollarama. Debbie Gherbaz,

Impaired charge

Township, Constable Chris Legere stopped

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40, and Gisèle Maltais-Gherbaz, 71, both of

February 29 at approximately 5:45 p.m.,

a 2010 Honda Civic for rolling at 155 km/

Christine Street, Hawkesbury, were both

Constables Jean-François Meloche and

h in a 100 km/h zone. Stephanie Perron, 19,

served under the Trespassing Act with

Dominique Sauvé responded to a call at the

of Gatineau, was charged with racing a

engaging in a prohibited activity on the

LCBO store in Hawkesbury, where store

motor vehicle.

premises. They face fines of $65. The stole

Later that same day, Constable Chris

Legere stopped a 2011 Toyota Corolla for

travelling at a speed of 152 km/h in a 100

km/h zone. Jianhang Qiu, 25, of Ottawa,

was also charged with racing a motor


Constable Mario Bourgeois stopped a

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer for rolling at 162

km/h in a 100 km/h zone. Alain Tony

Bakhous, 20, of Ottawa was charged with



for seven days at the owners’ expense. Their

drivers’ licences were seized and

suspended immediately for seven days.

“We definitely

want to give

back to our



“We definitely want to give back to our

hometown which has supported us over

the years and has celebratedwith us at this

exciting time. There are so many

worthwhile causes in Hawkesbury - the

food bank, the hospital - and we look

forward to sharing our good fortune.”

So said JoAnn Champagne last week as

she and her husband, Gaetan, received the

$50 million the Hawkesbury couple had

won in the December 30 Lotto Max lottery.

The Champagnes, who have two adult

children, have already made plans for their

windfall. They have purchased a new car,

put a down-payment on a new house and

invested in their son’s business, a

downtown restaurant. They also plan to

share the wealth with their community.

The prize claim was subject to Ontario

Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Insider

Wins process as the Champagnes had each

been employed as lottery retailers within

the past year. Long-time Hawkesbury

residents, Gaetan, 51, and JoAnn, 49, have

been playing the lottery for many years, but

this was their first major win. “We found

out we won the jackpot while on our way to

celebrate the New Year. Right away, we

knew that we would be subject to a review

as part of OLG’s insider policy because we

used to own a store,” said Gaetan.

“We knew the rules and we followed

them. We understood we would have to



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