Mario Chouinard, 65, dies after an altercation at Bar Nelson in Saguenay

Quebec police were called to Bar Nelson in the Saint-Hubert Street Jonquière sector Kénogami on September 30th at approximately 12:05am on a report of an assault.

It has been reported that a man in his 30’s tried to prevent the victim Mario Chouinard, 65 from taking his car intoxicated. A fight erupted punches were exchanged and the victim fell and hit his head.

Originally the accused was charged with aggravated assault, but since the victim died in hospital he may be facing a charge of manslaughter. More information will be added as it becomes available.