Commercial Vehicle Operator Charged With Impaired On Hwy. 11 In Strong Township


One person has been charged for impaired driving following multiple traffic complaints.

On March 14, 2024, shortly after 5:50 p.m., the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to multiple traffic complaints of a tractor trailer on Highway 11 in the Township of Strong.

Police were able to locate the tractor trailer and conduct a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer determined that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Theodore Savarie, 52 years-of-age, of North Bay, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • Drive commercial motor vehicle in contravention of conditions
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

The accused was released from police custody and is schedule to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday April 25, 2024, in Sundridge, Ontario.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

If you suspect an impaired driver, don’t hesitate “MAKE THE CALL” and call 911.


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