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Truckers dodge hurled rocks in Timmins

TIMMINS, Ont. -- Three Timmins-area youths have taken to throwing rocks at passing truckers according to the local...


TIMMINS, Ont. — Three Timmins-area youths have taken to throwing rocks at passing truckers according to the local Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment.

There were four incidents reported by truckers, but no arrests have been made.

Police say the youths are hiding in the ditch during early morning hours and hurling rocks at the trucks. It has happened on three different nights over the course of the weekend and one driver suffered minor injuries when he was hit in the face by broken glass.

OPP officer Cindy Boulay of the South Porcupine detachment says the results could have been catastrophic.

"You have a tractor trailer travelling 80 km-h and having to stop suddenly," she tells local media. "First you have a loud noise, then breaking glass. It could have been a really bad situation. It could have been tragic."

Police are continuing to investigate the incidents.


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