Patrick Brazeau is out of rehab
GATINEAU, Que. — Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau has left a drug and alcohol treatment centre and his lawyer says the alleged victims in his assault and threats case want the charges dropped.
Brazeau had been staying at Melaric, a treatment facility in Saint-Andre d’Argenteuil, Que., about 130 km east of Gatineau.
He’s still under conditions, which previously included staying at specific addresses, one of which was his father’s home in Maniwaki, Que.
Brazeau was ordered to go for treatment after he pleaded not guilty to charges he assaulted a woman, threatened a man and was in possession of cocaine.
Police allege when officers responded to a Gatineau home at 4 a.m. on April 10, they found Brazeau, 39, fighting with a woman on the porch.
Police said officers searched Brazeau and found a small amount of white powder, believed to be cocaine.
A 50-year-old man who was inside the house when officers arrived accused Brazeau of threatening him, police said.
Brazeau was charged with two counts of assault, uttering threats, drug possession and breaching court-ordered conditions to keep the peace.
All of Brazeau’s court matters were put over until Sept. 5.