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Alain MORIN – Drunk Driving

(HEARST, ON) – A Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program led to the arrest of one driver North of Hearst.

On June 30, 2024, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a RIDE program on Hanlan Casgrain Concession Road 8 & 9, North of Hearst.

Officers determined one driver entering the RIDE stop had been consuming an alcohol beverage. The driver was arrested and transported to the Hearst detachment for further testing. Several containers of open liquor were located within the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Alain MORIN, 56 years of age of Hearst, was charged with the following:

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

·        Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·        Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 17, 2024, in Hearst. The accused was also issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.