The Chronicle Herald took a look at a police report on the April 16 incident involving Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez.
Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez was red-eyed and smelled of alcohol after losing control of his BMW and colliding with a parked car late at night in downtown Montreal. "In spite of my encouragement to blow, Rodriguez breathed very weakly and cut his breath repeatedly, all the while holding the plastic tip at the edge of his lips," the Montreal Police Service officer reported, and after numerous attempts "He told me that he was not able to breath any other way," said the officer’s report. "I informed him that he would be charged if he refused to breathe adequately."
"Rodriguez told me several times that we were going to damage his career that he had taken 30 years to build," the officer reported. "He also mentioned that he hoped that it wasn’t because he was in the Liberal party that I was charging him. I told the monsieur that I was only doing my job."
A party spokesperson said last month that Rodriguez would keep his caucus job while he deals with his legal issue.