Halifax man facing numerous charges after crash on Hwy. 401 in eastern Ontario

A Nova Scotia man is facing charges following an incident on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario in which a police officer was injured.

Ontario Provincial Police say they received numerous 911 calls on July 10 about a vehicle driving erratically prior to crashing in the highway median in Front of Yonge Township, Ont.

Police say witnesses reported that the driver got out of his car and began accosting bystanders who stopped to help and also tried to get in some of the vehicles before running down the highway.

They say an officer was injured while attempting to apprehend the driver and was treated in hospital.

Investigators say the driver was restrained with the help of bystanders and taken to hospital in Brockville, Ont., for assessment.

A 39-year-old Halifax man is to appear in court on Friday charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest, dangerous driving and drug impaired driving.