The mayor of the municipality of Mansfield Gilles Dionne gave his impressions of the viral video that shows a motorist on a joy ride through the flooded streets of Mansfield. Gilles Dionne denounced the actions of the individual.
The driver of the vehicle was apprehended and will receive two fines totalling $ 2027; one for the endangerment of the properties in the neighbourhood and the second for distracted driving (filming the action while driving.) A total of 9 demerit points will be added to his driving record. It should also be noted that the event took place in the municipality of Mansfield and not in Fort-Coulonge as indicated by the press release issued by the Sûreté du Québec.