A local 24 year old man was arrested and charged by the Timmins Police Service after a series of dangerous driving incidents.
On the evening of Friday July 26th 2013 the Timmins Police conducted a routine traffic stop in the downtown area of the city. The traffic stop turned dangerous when the driver fled the scene in his vehicle as the officer approached the vehicle on foot. Police did not initiate a pursuit of the vehicle.
The male driver was observed travelling at high rates of speed through several downtown intersections, making no attempt to obey any of the traffic signals. He would eventually travel east on Second Avenue where he struck a parked vehicle, then colliding with several two brick flower beds and a bike rack located outside of the Timmins Public Library. The driver then exited his vehicle on foot at which time he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver then fled the scene on foot.
Officers conducted a search of the area and the accused was located soon after inside a parked vehicle in the library parking lot. The accused gained access to the vehicle by breaking the passenger side window. The accused was located by officers and placed under arrest and searched.
Charged, is Sergey Fortin of Timmins. Fortin now faces seven criminal charges including;
-Two counts of Failure to remain at the scene of an accident -Mischief Under $5000 -Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle -Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle -Two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance
The accused was held pending a bail hearing on July 29, 2013 at the Ontario Court of Justice.