Charges laid in Highway 401 early July mayhem

(Newswatch Group/File)

MALLORYTOWN – It appears a driver was high on something during a dramatic scene that played out on a section of Highway 401, west of Brockville, three weeks ago.

Leeds County O.P.P. have laid charges in the case where one of their officers was injured by a man after his car crashed in the median in Front of Yonge Township around 8:40 p.m. on July 10.

The accused had got out of his car and started fighting with bystanders who were trying to help him and tried to get in their cars, before running down the highway, police said.

When an officer moved in to arrest him, he was injured. The officer’s injuries were minor.

It took the help of bystanders to put the accused in handcuffs, before he was taken to Brockville General Hospital for assessment.

O.P.P. have charged a 39-year-old man from Halifax, N.S. with assaulting police, resisting arrest, dangerous driving and impaired driving by a drug. He will appear in a Brockville court Friday.

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