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CONCERNED CITIZEN ALERT TIMMINS POLICE TO IMPAIRED TOW TRUCK DRIVER

The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with Impaired Driving related Criminal Code offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the afternoon hours of Tuesday, September 1st in South Porcupine.

A concerned citizen observed a flatbed tow truck being driven in an erratic fashion while traveling westbound on Hwy 101 east of Porcupine at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon.

A responding Timmins Police Service officer located the vehicle and made independent observations about how the tow truck was being operated.

A traffic stop was initiated by the Timmins Police officer at the intersection of Harold Avenue and Crawford Street.

Based on their observations, the driver of the tow truck (loaded with a vehicle onboard) was arrested and taken into custody for the purposes of Intoxilyzer breath testing procedures.

As a result of the incident, Stefan JENSEN, 29, of Timmins, has been charged with:

– Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Operate Motor Vehicle – Concentration in Excess of 80 mgs of Alcohol per 100 mls of Blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released from police custody on the strength of an Undertaking compelling him to attend at Provincial Court in Timmins on September 15th to address the charges laid against him.

Additional charges of Having an Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act and another for Operator of Commercial Vehicle Driver – Fail to Have Proper Brake Endorsement were also laid against the accused person.