Drug-impaired driving charges laid in Laurentian Valley crash


OPP have charged a 45-year-old man with impaired driving after a single-vehicle crash in Laurentian Valley Township on New Years Eve. 

Police said the accused drove his vehicle into a ditch on the side of Highway 41 around 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 31. 

The driver and passenger were not hurt in the crash. 

Paul Alexander Brownlee of North Algona-Wilberforce Township has been charged with impaired driving and has had his vehicle impounded and license suspended for 90 days.

He is set to appear in court on Jan. 21. 

-From CFRA's Dave Phillips