One injured in controlled substance-related crash in Hubbard County

One was injured and one was arrested after a drug-related crash in Hubbard County Friday evening.

According to Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hubbard County roads 45 and 16 in Hart Lake Township around 7:00 p.m.

A 2007 Chevy Impala, driven by 25-year-old Jared Roth of Brainerd, was found damaged in the ditch, and a Buick SUV, driven by 63-year-old Mary Lien of Akeley, was found seriously damaged in a field.

According to the investigation, Lien was eastbound on 16 when Roth, traveling northbound on 45, failed to stop at the intersection.

Lien was the sole occupant of her vehicle and was transported to Sanford Bemidji for treatment of injuries to her arm and face.

Roth had a one-year-old in the vehicle, who was fastened in a child restraint and not injured. Another passenger, 26-year-old Brandis Wynn of Ironton, was also not injured.

Roth appeared to the deputies to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was transported to St. Joseph’s where a search warrant was obtained for a sample of his blood, with results pending from the BCA.

Two glass smoking devices and suspected synthetic marijuana were found in Roth’s vehicle.

Roth was taken into custody and is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, criminal vehicular operation, driving under the influence and child endangerment.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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