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Quebec mother, daughter charged with drunk driving within hours of each other

MAGOG, Que. — Police east of Montreal arrested a 50-year-old woman for driving under the influence on Sunday as she came to bail out her daughter who had been arrested on a similar offence just hours earlier.

Magog police say the two women had their licences suspended for 90 days and were released on a promise to appear at the courthouse in Sherbrooke, Que.

Police say officers responding to a call about a car stopped along the side of a main road found a 27-year-old woman allegedly under the effects of alcohol.

She was arrested and taken to the police station but refused a breathalyzer test, which added to the charges she faces.

When the young woman’s mother arrived at the police station to retrieve her daughter about 1 a.m. Sunday, police noted she too seemed under the influence of alcohol.

The mother failed a breathalyzer and was also arrested for impaired driving.

Magog is about 125 kilometres east of Montreal.

The Canadian Press