Ottawa Police detained a Saudi Arabian diplomat for impaired driving after a vehicle was pulled over on Bank Street at 9:30pm Tuesday night.

CTV Ottawa cameras captured the arrest of the diplomat.

Several Ottawa police cars and RCMP responded to the incident.

The driver is a 32-year-old diplomat from Saudi Arabia with full immunity status.

Police say they responded to public calls about an erractic driver on Riverside Drive.

The driver showed signs of impairment and refused a police request to provide a breath sample.

Ottawa Police say he was then released back into the care of the embassy.