A suspected impaired driver was caught in metro by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's K-9 unit after abandoning his car Saturday night, police said in the overnight report early Sunday morning.
The incident happened between 9-9:30 p.m. after the RNC got a report of a possible impaired driver in Mount Pearl.
The vehicle was located a short time later but the driver had fled the area, police say.
The 28-year-old male driver was tracked to the Trans Canada Highway a short distance away and was charged with impaired driving, failing the breathalyzer, and breach of court order, police say. He was to appear in court.