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The Timmins Police Service has charged a Brantford man with Criminal Code driving offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the late evening hours of Saturday, May 23rd in Timmins.

While completing general patrols of the hamlet of Schumacher, a Timmins Police Service officer observed a 2019 Hyundai being driven at an extremely high rate of speed on Hwy 101.

Attempts to stop the driver of the vehicle were unsuccessful as the driver continued into Timmins at a very high rate of speed.

The incident eventually led to the vehicle being abandoned by the driver on Spruce Street North.

The driver was observed fleeing from the vehicle by Timmins Police officers.

A weapon was located in the vehicle prior to it being impounded by the Timmins Police Service.

The suspect was located, identified and arrested a day later in Porcupine by the Timmins Police Service

As a result of the investigation by the Timmins Police Service, Tom SHADE, 37, of Brantford, Ontario, has been charged with:

– Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Flight from Police contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused remains in police custody awaiting a Bail Hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.