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TIMMINS POLICE CHARGE 3 LOCALS UNDER EMCPA BASED ON TRAFFIC STOP FOR DRVIE WHILE SUSPENDED

The Timmins Police has charged three local persons for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act while completing a traffic stop related to a suspended driver during the afternoon hours of Saturday, April 17th on Gold Mine Road.

While completing general traffic patrols, a Timmins Police officer recognized a driver as being a possible suspended driver and completed a traffic stop of the vehicle being driven.

None of the occupants of the vehicle share a common address and further investigation determined that each of the occupants was in breach of Covid protocols as defined under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

Each person found to be in violation of the EMCPA.

Along with the 21 year old driver, a male subject aged 17 and a female subject aged 16, all of Timmins, were served with a Provincial Offence Notice outlining their offence as described under the EMCPA, O. Reg 11/21, section 7.0.11(1).

Each offence carries a set fine of $880.00 upon conviction or indicated plea of guilt.

This marks yet another instance where the Timmins Police Service has found it necessary to lay formal charges as the offence in question was an overt and intentional violation of the applicable statute.

Additionally, the driver, Damian LETOURNEAU, 21 of Timmins has been charged with:

  • Drive While Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Use Plate Not Authorized contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Operate Vehicle – No Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

He was released from police custody on the strength of a Provincial Offences Act Summons compelling his appearance at Provincial Court on June 24th to answer to the traffic related charges