Patrick Brazeau Faces New Drunk Driving Charges
Sen. Patrick Brazeau is to appear in Gatineau on Tuesday on new charges of drunk driving and refusing to submit to an alcohol test.
But according to Brazeau, the charges are nothing to worry about.
While refusing to identify the senator by name, Sûreté du Québec spokesman Marc Tessier confirmed Thursday that “a 41-year-old man was arrested April 3 on Highway 148 in the municipality of Mayo” after the SQ was called following reports of an individual who was apparently driving while drunk.
“The person was charged and released on a promise to appear in court July 5,” Tessier said.
Tessier said the arrest did not involve a collision, nor was there any resistance.
While Brazeau allegedly refused to submit to an alcohol test, he told Postmedia on Thursday that he, in fact, did a breathalyzer test at the scene.
“I blew three times and the facts will come out in court,” he said. “I’m not worried about this at all.”
This is the second recent alleged drunk driving incident for Brazeau, who was arrested Oct. 13, 2014 in a parked car in Gatineau.
In October, 2015, Brazeau was granted an unconditional discharge after pleading guilty in September on assault and drug charges.
The senator also faces fraud accusations in relation to his Senate expenses.