Chatham-Kent police say a man driving a Chevy pickup accelerated away from officers at a high rate of speed in Chatham when he saw a police cruiser around 1 a.m. Monday.

Police caught up with the driver who had stopped his vehicle and fled on foot.

Officers found the man was hiding in a nearby hedge.

It was then police discovered the 32-year-old suspect was prohibited from driving.

His vehicle was impounded for 45 days as under the provincial laws.

Ryan Devos has been charged with driving while disqualified.

He was released with conditions pending a future court date.