Montague RCMP arrested a drunk driver at about 8 a.m. Wednesday while doing traffic enforcement near a school zone.
Officers observed a pickup truck with no licence plate heading up a side street and approached the vehicle in a driveway.
The 27-year-old male driver fled on foot into a residence where he was arrested in a back bedroom.
During the investigation the driver showed signs of impairment, which were confirmed with breath tests at Montague detachment after his arrest.
The man, who was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, will appear in court Dec. 19.