Police were called to attend the Smithfield roundabout on the Captain Cook Highway at about 5.30am yesterday.
Police allege a gold Holden sedan with Victorian registration plates left the roundabout and collided with a power pole before the male driver fled on foot.
Smithfield police attended the scene and located the man’s identification in the vehicle and commenced a search of the area before it’s alleged he was located hiding at a nearby business.
The man was conveyed by Ambulance to the Cairns Hospital for medical treatment for minor injuries and a sample of blood was taken. Investigations are continuing.