A man who chased young moose behind the wheel of his vehicle on the North Shore last summer and rolled over one of them will have to answer for his actions in court.
Michaël Montigny will appear in the Sept-Îles court on June 12 for “needless cruelty to an animal,” an offense under the Criminal Code that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
The 32-year-old man entered a well-stocked guilty plea on Monday with a guilty plea to “chasing big game with a vehicle,” a criminal charge under Quebec law. , in this case Wildlife Protection and Development Act.
The minimum fine for this offense is $2,500; The accused has 30 days to file a plea of not guilty or not guilty.
“On or around August 3, 2022”, on Desforges Boulevard, Sept-Îles, the sensational facts refer to the report of the crime.
“Go away, my tabernacle, for you are going to taste it as a guest”, Michael follows the two cubs who frighten Monticini and films the scene.
He pressed the accelerator as the animal approached and found himself chasing a cub on the dirt shoulder.
“You go first! “, he exclaimed, probably after catching the beast.
Major criminal record
Michaël Montigny has a large legal file; He has been the subject of about 30 criminal cases since 2013, some with multiple charges.
His most recent conviction dates back to April 2022, when he was found guilty of assault in a domestic environment in connection with events in January 2021, for which he was sentenced to a non-stop 60-day prison sentence.
Michael Montigny also pleaded guilty in December to driving with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit; He was fined $2,000.
In 2015, Michael Montigny was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy to commit a felony.
The following year, he had another trial for drug trafficking, which resulted in him being sentenced to 60 days in jail.
He quickly rejoined the justice system after his release from prison, and was convicted in 2017 of assault with a weapon for actions earlier that year.
Later, in 2019, he was charged with assault, theft under $5,000 and mischief, but the first two charges were dropped after he served a month in protective custody, and he was sentenced to one day in jail for the third.
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