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 Sunday, August 18th.
While completing general patrols of the downtown core of Timmins, a Timmins Police Service officer took note of a vehicle proceed at an apparent high rate of speed through the stop sign controlled intersection at Third Avenue and Mount-joy Street South.

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.
Further investigation revealed that the driver was bound by conditions imposed upon him by the Provincial Court stemming from a separate incident.

As a result of the incident, Mbanjanda ALBERT, 29, of Timmins, Ontario, has been charged with:
– Operate Motor Vehicle While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
– Operate Motor Vehicle While Blood concentration Exceed 80 mgs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
– 2 counts of Fail to Comply With Recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
The accused remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

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