Police said the driver told them he fell asleep while on Highway 5 and tried to take an exit near the bridge around Scott Road.
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A 35-year-old Gatineau man is scheduled to appear in court in March, charged with restrained driving, after driving his car off a motorway at a Chelsea crossing, MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais police said on Sunday.
Police said the driver told them he fell asleep while on Highway 5 and tried to take an exit near the bridge around Scott Road, but instead fell 10 feet down to the road below.
The man survived the incident where his truck landed on the side and the airbags were triggered.
Police said they received a call about the accident just after midnight and then found the driver, who did not pass breathalyzer tests and had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days.
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