Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau released on bail, going to rehab
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, April 11, 2014 6:16AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, April 11, 2014 3:30PM EDT
GATINEAU, Quebec -- Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau has been released from custody on five-thousand dollars bail.
He was charged yesterday in connection with what police describe as a violent domestic disturbance.
As a condition of his release, Brazeau will undergo treatment at a rehabilitation facility in the Quebec municipality of Saint-Andre-d'Argenteuil, which is located along the Ottawa River just south of the town of Lachute.
He has three days to report to rehab.
Brazeau also faces a curfew and has to be home or at the rehab centre between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Brazeau was arrested yesterday in Gatineau on charges of assault, uttering death threats, cocaine possession and breach of bail conditions.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges when he appeared in court shortly after being arrested but the prosecution opposed his release so he spent the night in jail.
Brazeau was already due to appear in court today on charges of assault and sexual assault in relation to an incident from February, 2013.