Romeo Dallaire crashes car on Parliament Hill

Brian Lilley, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:57 PM ET

OTTAWA — The bad headlines for the Senate simply don't stop.

Sen. Romeo Dallaire crashed his BMW 328 into a stop sign on Parliament Hill Tuesday morning, knocking it over and causing some damage to his car.

The BMW 328 was sitting on the sidewalk outside of East Block around 10 a.m. Tuesday. RCMP officers on the scene offered little comment but did remove the Senate parking pass that could have identified which senator was behind the wheel.

"He was very tired, he had a hard week last week," Sylvie Biard, an assistant at Dallaire's office, told QMI Agency. "He was travelling a lot. Yesterday he had a 16-hour workday."

Biard said Dallaire travelled to Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and other cities across the country last week.

The road near the crash site was wet but not icy.