A sport utility vehicle almost plowed into a house in downtown St. John's on Tuesday morning after the driver tried to get away from Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers. 

The RNC told CBC News that an officer tried to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation, but the driver took off.

He managed to pin the SUV between two parked cars on Gower Street, just a few feet from a house.

The man ran away, but officers caught him.

On top of driving violations, he has been held for flight from police.