Jean-Guy Lajeunesse was in his driveway, working on his car, when he heard the looping ring of a police siren in the distance getting closer. Then came the roaring sound of motorcycle engines.
A municipal councillor in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, a small Montreal suburb on the north shore of Lac des Deux Montagnes, Lajeunesse walked over to the curb to look down the street.
From there he could see two motorcycles — one belonging to a Sûreté du Québec police officer — approaching at what he eyeballed to be more than 100 km/h. The speed limit on the residential street was 40 km/h.