(Quebec) What was first reported as a violent lurch takes a more dramatic turn. Tommy Boissonneault, 32, died on Sunday taking part in what would be a street race against his good friend, Alexandre Lemay. The latter is now in hot water, on charges including driving while impaired causing death.
Tommy Boissonneault lost control at the intersection of Route Monseigneur-Bourget, where a small curve required him to turn right. At high speeds, the Acura Integra crossed a ditch and private land before hitting a house. The death of Tommy Boissonneault was found on the scene of the accident.
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Tommy Boissonneault and Alexandre Lemay were at the same party, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, in Lévis. Intoxicated with alcohol, they would have had the idea to make a run. The victim, Tommy Boissonneault, had obtained a black Acura Integra two weeks ago. Lemay was the owner of a vehicle of the same model.
The two men are therefore slim 2.30am, only to board their respective car.
According to information from the Lévis police, the friendly duel began at the corner of Roberge Street and Avenue of Streams in the Pintendre area. Both vehicles have circulated so perfect straight line a distance of two kilometers before the accident occurs.
Tommy Boissonneault lost control at the intersection of Route Monseigneur-Bourget, where a small curve required him to turn right. He would have missed altogether the maneuver.
At high speeds, the car crossed a ditch and private land before hitting a house. The Lévis resident, originally from Saint-Charles, Bellechasse, was not attached and died on the spot, ejected from his car. His death was confirmed at the scene.
As for Lemay, in all likelihood he witnessed his friend’s runway. “After the impact, the suspect allegedly parked his vehicle away, in the entrance of another private residence, to return a few minutes later at the scene of the accident, barefoot and visibly intoxicated” , told Patrice Gagnon, spokesperson for the Lévis police. He was also in shock.
The authorities quickly realized that the accident was caused by street racing. “It’s really recklessness that is involved there. We do not see that often, but it still exists. This is bad decisions made on a whim, “continued Mr. Gagnon.
Alexandre Lemay, 26, was arrested on the spot, early Sunday. Held since he appeared Monday to Quebec City courthouse. Long face and tired eyes, he looked sheepishly at her mother, who was in the courtroom. In mourning for a friend, it seemed to take the full measure of the seriousness of the charges against him.
He was charged with driving while impaired causing death, criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death while street racing. Also added two counts of breach of probation of three years following a conditional sentence for a series of break-ins in the district of Montmagny.
The Crown opposed his release. The young man from La Durantaye will return to court on July 2 at 14:30 for the bail hearing.
Tommy Boissonneault was obviously a fan of cars, drag racing and other maneuvers as skid control (drift). On 13 June, on his Facebook page, he said “finally proud owner of a beautiful GS-R”, a model of Acura Integra recognized for its powerful engine and prized by the followers of modified cars. “Bel purchase, pay attention, you’re not bad rash,” then commented a friend.
Sadness has also given way to anger on social networks among relatives of the victim. “I look at this photo [that of the car, 13 June] and I find so ugly, it has no sense. It is then that tank chalice made you won … “wrote a friend on Monday. “Cursed speed, you lose a good bit because of that,” said another user. In light of the many tributes left on the Internet, Tommy Boissonneault was considered a good living biting teeth into life, sometimes taking risks.