The OPP are investigating an incident in which a suspended driver allegedly cut off a tractor trailer on a highway, failed to stop for a police officer and ended up in a ditch.

Police say that the incident began late Friday morning on a stretch of the southbound QEW, as the driver moved away from the Highway 403/QEW split.

At 10:43 a.m., an officer allegedly spotted a white-coloured Buick cutting across two lanes of traffic, "nearly causing a collision" in the process when a tractor trailer was cut off, according to a police news release.

An officer pulled in behind the Buick, at which point police say the vehicle then accelerated "at a very high rate of speed."

Police say the Buick did not stop for the police officer.

The officer then saw the Buick accelerate further, before it then fishtailed, struck the back of a tractor trailer and came to rest in a ditch.

The driver was arrested, taken to hospital and then released to police.

A 40-year-old Burlington man faces six charges including dangerous driving, flight from police, driving under suspension and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.