Police have laid impaired driving charges against a Sheshatshiu man for a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Oct. 20. 

The RCMP said the man, 26, lost control early in the morning on the North West River highway.

The vehicle ended up at the bottom of a steep embankment.

The driver got out on his own, but firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free the 46-year-old passenger.   

Both men were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver is set to appear in provincial court on March 25 to answer to the charge of impaired driving causing bodily harm.