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Timmins man charged with impaired after allegedly striking hydro pole

Police say the vehicle came to rest on a nearby residential front yard
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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with impaired driving related offences stemming from an incident which occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 14.

While completing general patrols of the north end of the city of Timmins, a Timmins Police Service officer took note of a vehicle being driven in an erratic fashion.

The vehicle is alleged to have been driven on its rims and had extensive damage to the body including a missing rear window and bumper. The vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed south on Mclean where the driver is alleged to have lost control causing the vehicle to strike a hydro pole guidewire and the pole before coming to rest on a nearby residential front yard.

It is further alleged that the driver proceeded to drive across the lawn and flee the scene. A traffic stop was initiated by the officer and he made observations regarding the sobriety of the driver.

Based on the observations made by the officer, and the results of a breath sample taken by means of an approved screening device, the driver was arrested and taken into custody to complete further breath testing procedures.

As a result of the incident, Brandon Dubien, 22, of Timmins, Ontario, has been charged with:

  • Operate motor vehicle while impaired contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to comply with demand contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released from police custody but must attend Provincial Court in Timmins on Oct. 1 to answer to the charges laid against him.