Police say drunk driving was a factor in a collision last night around 10:40 p.m. between a pickup truck and a police cruiser on Notre-Dame St. around Davidson St.
Service de police de la ville de Montréal spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant says the truck was heading west and then abruptly crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting the cruiser—and there were two young teens also inside it at the time of the crash.
"There were four people inside the police squad car, two police officers and two teenagers aged 13, who were transported to a hospital nearby where we don't fear for their life, they suffered minor injuries," he said.
The 24-year-old male driver of the pickup has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Notre-Dame was closed in both direction between Pie-IX Blvd. and Alphonse D Rois St. for over four hours following the crash.