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Several impaired driving charges laid over holiday season

The month of December saw four residents charged with impaired driving in Timmins.

As previously reported, the first three incidents occurred on December 6, 12, and 22.

Additionally, on December 29, 2017 at approximately 2:20 a.m., a vehicle was observed driving suspiciously by Timmins Police officers. A traffic stop was conducted in the area of Cedar St. and Kirby Ave. Upon speaking to the driver of the vehicle, the investigating officer noted signs of impairment.

As a result of the investigation, Kelly-Ann LYRETTE, 45, of Timmins faces charges of:

  • Impaired driving; and
  • Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

Lyrette was released on a Promise to Appear in court with a future court date of January 16, 2018.

Residents are reminded that impaired driving is a criminal offence. Anyone who witnesses this offence in progress is encouraged to call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as possible regarding the suspect vehicle and driver.