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An alert bar employee in Chelsea is being credited with advising police that a patron who seemed to seriously impaired had taken off in her car.

Police in MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais said in a release the woman was later stopped and registered four times the legal limit on a breathalyzer.

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Police said the employees alerted authorities at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday that the woman was driving away.

Officers located the driver travelling north on Highway 5 less than 15 minutes after the call.

The driver, a 37-year-old from La Pêche was stopped and arrested. She “broke records” on the breath test.

She allegedly said a “bad week at work” prompted the drinking binge.

She had her license was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was seized for 30 days.

She is to appear in provincial court in three months.

“Bravo to this employee who allowed all road users to get home safely, including the offender, who still had more than 20 km to drive before arriving at her destination.”

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