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TIMMINS POLICE LAY STUNT DRIVING CHARGES RECENTLY

The Timmins Police Service has charged a 19-year-old Timmins man for a “stunt driving” offence committed yesterday evening (07 June) on Riverside Drive near Pavilion Drive.

A Timmins Police officer had occasion to stop the driver of a black Nisan passenger vehicle that had been travelling at a speed on 107 km/h in a clearly designated Community Safety Zone.

As a result, the driver has been served with a Provincial Offence Act Summons compelling the driver to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice to answer to the charge laid against him.

Additionally, the driver has had the vehicle he was driving impounded for 14 days and his driver’s licence has been suspended for 30 days.

This occurrence seems to be part of a trend as the Timmins Police Service charged a 24-year-old Timmins man for a similar “stunt driving” offence committed during the early morning hours of June 1st on Highway 101 (east).

On this occasion, a Timmins Police officer had occasion to stop the driver of a black Honda passenger vehicle that had been travelling at a speed on 111 km/h in a clearly posted 70 km/h zone.

As a result, the driver has been served with a Provincial Offence Act Summons compelling the driver to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice to answer to the charge laid against him.

Additionally, the driver has had the vehicle he was driving impounded for 14 days and his driver’s licence has been suspended for a period of 30 days.

Later that same day, a Timmins Police officer charged a 27-year-old Schumacher man for a “driving under suspension” offence committed during the late morning hours of June 1st on Hwy 101 just west of South Porcupine.

A Timmins Police officer had occasion to stop the driver of a purple Mercedes Benz passenger vehicle for a speed related traffic violation.

It was determined that the driver of the vehicle was currently under suspension in Ontario.

As a result, the driver was served with a Provincial Offence Act Summons compelling him to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice to answer to the charge laid against him.

Additionally, the driver has had the vehicle he was driving impounded for 14 days.

Constable Chris Gauthier of the Timmins Police Service – Traffic Section added the following “Any observed driving behavior that jeopardizes the safety of the public in terms of aggressive driving will be met with a harsh response from our officers.  Excessive speed continues to be significantly over represented as a contributing factor in local and provincial motor vehicle collision statistics.  Speed severely affects reaction times and as such, any vehicle operators who opt to drive in contravention of the posted speed limits can expect a firm response at the roadside.  Enhanced roadway safety is very much a joint venture between the motoring public, who are expected to drive with a sense of compliance in mind, and law enforcement officers, who are tasked with monitoring area roadways for aggressive driving offences. We take our responsibilities seriously; the motoring public is expected to do the same”