A Hamilton driver is facing multiple charges after he drove away from a collision Thursday night, according to a police statement.

It all started after a man driving down Cochrane Road at a high speed collided with another car north of Dunkirk Avenue at about 9:30 p.m Thursday night. The man stopped for a moment at the scene before driving away onto Lawrence Road on the wrong side of the street, police say.

The driver hit snow banks along the way before eventually losing control of his car and slamming into a cement hydro pole, according to the police.

He then left his car and climbed over a fence and ran eastbound along Lawrence Road.

He was later found in the area and was arrested. He failed a drug test after.

A 33-year-old man is facing charges of impaired operation by drug, dangerous driving, fail to remain and two counts of breach of probation.