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Quebec health minister's son arrested after hit and run involving cyclist

Quebec health minister's son arrested after hit and run involving cyclist
From CTV - October 13, 2017

MONTREAL -- A son of Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette has been arrested in connection with a hit and run involving a cyclist in Montreal early Friday.

Barrette's office issued a statement confirming the arrest of Geoffroy Barrette, 23.

"I learned the news of my son's arrest when I woke up this morning," Barrette said. "I was shocked and my first thoughts were immediately for the victim and his family."

Barrette said he did not know that his son was not permitted to drive because of a suspended licence.

"My son, who I will accompany as any parent, will now have to answer for his actions," he added.

Montreal police said the suspect had a suspended licence and was behind the wheel of a vehicle belonging to his father.

Maya Johnson (@MJohnsonCTV) October 13, 2017

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