Driving ban for man in Timmies drive-thru dispute

A Tim Hortons is pictured in this QMI Agency file photo. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency)

A Tim Hortons is pictured in this QMI Agency file photo. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency)

Greg Amos, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:34 PM ET

GRAND PRAIRIE, Alta. — A man who was spotted with a pellet gun during a confrontation in a Tim Hortons drive-thru won’t be ordering a double-double at the take-out window for a year.

Ken Thiessen, 25, pleaded guilty to one count each of impaired driving, possession of a weapon, and possession of marijuana. He was slapped with a one-year driving prohibition and $1,750 in fines.

Court heard on March 23, another customer got out of her car after Thiessen cut her off in the drive-thru lane at a Tim Hortons. When she approached Thiessen’s vehicle, she saw what she thought was a handgun and called the RCMP.

Thiessen drove away to find a less-congested Tim Hortons and was pulled over by Mounties a few blocks away. During their investigation, police determined the gun was a pellet gun.

Outside court after his appearance, Thiessen said he felt the charges were a result of being targeted by someone who was having a bad day.


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