Hanlon OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Driver Arrested for Taking ‘High’ Way 11 a Little Too Literally

(HANLON TOWNSHIP, ON) – A traffic stop on Highway 11, west of Hearst, led to the arrest of the driver, for driving while impaired by a drug.

On April 3, 2024, shortly before 5:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was parked on the east bound shoulder of Highway 11, in Hanlon Township just west of Hearst. 

Upon speaking with the driver, police determined that the driver had been consuming an intoxicating substance. The driver was arrested and transported to the Hearst detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Sasha MITRON, 25 years of age of Hearst, was charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Fail to surrender insurance card

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 15, 2024 in Hearst. The accused was also issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The OPP remains committed to ensuring our roads are safe from drug-impaired and alcohol-impaired drivers. We urge everyone to make responsible choices when it comes to driving, and to report any suspected impaired driving immediately.

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