Gravenhurst man facing charges after police say he crashed into a tree while high

Charge of assault with an officer also laid following brief struggle during arrest

Police say a drunk driver put up a bit of a fight after trying to flee the scene of a crash.

Bracebridge OPP responded to reports of a pickup truck crashing into a tree on Beaver Ridge Road in Gravenhurst at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say they arrived in time to find the driver trying to flee the area on foot. After a brief struggle with the police, a suspect was taken into custody.

A 37-year-old man from Gravenhurst faces charges including drug-impaired driving and assaulting an officer.