A teenager was sent to hospital after being knocked down by a driver who police say was impaired.

The incident occurred early Thursday evening in Arnold's Cove. 

Police say the 16-year-old boy and his friends were walking on the side of a road when he was struck by the vehicle.

He was taken to hospital in Clarenville with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the RCMP. 

A 57-year-old man faces charges of impaired driving.