Some residents in the Herring Cove area of Halifax woke up to a nasty surprise Tuesday after a car crashed into an apartment building, leaving a big hole in the wall.

“I was actually on the couch watching TV and then my dog started to growl and I heard a huge bang,” says tenant Miranda Bostock.

Puzzled by the commotion, Bostock got up to investigate.

“I originally just though maybe they were doing renovations or something on the roof, but it came from the bathroom, so I ran into the bathroom…and the shower was hanging off.”

Police confirm a car left Herring Cove Road around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, struck a post, and then crashed into the bathroom of an apartment.

The driver of the car fled the scene but police arrested him shortly after.

“He was taken into police custody and questioned,” says Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages.

“He is now facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, and breaking numerous court orders.”

Damage estimates have yet to be determined.

Matthew Hennigar, the landlord of the property, says he is willing to provide assistance to tenants who have been affected by the accident.

Meanwhile, Bostock is still trying to come to terms with what happened.

“I’m not going to be showering today I guess. Hopefully I can go to my mom or dad’s later.”

The 45-year-old man who was driving the vehicle is due to appear in court Thursday.

Police say his name will be released Thursday morning.

With files from CTV Atlantic's Suzette Belliveau