Police tracked down an impaired driver following a hit and run accident on the Trans-Canada Highway near St. John's early Saturday morning.

A driver in a car was heading into St. John's between the weigh scales and the Foxtrap Access Road when he was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

The car was pushed into the ditch, while the male driver of the truck kept going.

According to the RCMP, the driver then parked the truck in a gravel pit off the access road and fled on foot into the woods.

The RCMP brought in the K-9 unit, and apprehended the man, 31, after about 30 minutes of searching.

The driver of the truck has charges pending for impaired driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and dangerous driving.

He's set to make a court apperance in St. John's on August 29.

The RCMP said both vehicles were extensively damaged, but no one was hurt in the incident.