A man tried running away from the scene after crashing into a stationary car in Torrington last night.
Police attended the scene at around 8pm after the blue Honda Jazz crashed into a burgundy Chrysler Voyager, which was parked at the top of School Lane.
Police said the male driver tried fleeing the scene but was stopped by three members of the public who were walking past before being restrained by an officer.
The man, a 44-year-old from the Huntshaw area of Torrington, failed a breath test at the scene. He was arrested for failing a breath test and taken into custody at Barnstaple Police Station. He remains in custody this morning.
The parked car was shunted forward about six feet from the force of the crash and sustained significant damage to the rear-end.
The owner of the Voyager had been at a meeting in St Michael & All Angels Church when police announced there had been a crash.
They said: "I can't believe how much it has moved my car. I wasn't even on the kerb, I always park behind the white line. If it wasn't for those people stopping him he probably would have got away."
Officers have been in place directing traffic for the last hour but the road is now clear.