A man in Cantley allegedly called 911 to divert police from his wife’s drunk driving arrest, according to a police report. As a result, he may face public mischief charges.
The Ottawa Sun reports that on Monday, police MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais received a 911 call for an emergency at a Cantley business.
Investigators believe this call was made to divert police attention away from his wife, who had already been pulled over, and make them take off for a more urgent matter.
“Unfortunately for him, his plan failed since other officers responded to the 911 call, which proved to be false,” police say.
Additionally, the man faces a ticket of more than $300 for an unnecessary call to police on top of fines for failing to have proof of insurance and registration when he picked up his wife from the station.
The man’s wife is scheduled to appear in court in May and her driver’s license has been suspended for 90 days.