A man is facing a raft of charges after he lost control of the car he was driving and crashed it into a light pole and an unoccupied house in Corner Brook early Wednesday.

Damaged light pole on Humber Road

A utility pole was damaged as a result of Wednesday's early morning crash on Humber Road. (CBC)

The accident took place at 12:55 a.m. on Humber Road.  

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the driver fled the scene, but police tracked him down and made an arrest with the help of the K-9 unit. 

The suspect, 46, was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident, impaired driving, refusing the breathalyzer, two counts of driving while prohibited and breach of probation. 

RNC Const. Scott Mosher said there was damage to the property.

"I believe the vehicle may have collided with a fence and garbage can as well," he said.  

"There will be some clean-up and repair that will be necessary. The structure that was hit by the vehicle was unoccupied at the time ... [and] it did sustain some relatively minor damage to the exterior."

The accused has a court date set for August. 

Police say other charges are also pending.