Published: Apr 23, 2013 11:43 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2013 5:11 PM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Tampa man was arrested after an apparent hit and run on I-75 this morning.

The suspect, identified as Eric Plum, was carrying a significant amount of drugs that may have been intended for distribution, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Plum allegedly ran through the woods after the accident, dropping drugs hidden in cans, and into a neighborhood off of Bayshore Road.

He was tackled by a Department of Transportation employee.

Plum was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries he sustained in the woods.