A DRIVER has been arrested after destroying their car in an overnight crash while fleeing police in Hereford.

Emergency crews were on scene to deal with the aftermath of the smash, which happened after the car failed to stop for officers in Hereford.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said the driver soon lost control, crashing into a wall and a lamp post in the city.


The heavily damaged car is shown sitting on a verge after the crash, with most of its front end missing.

The police spokesperson said all occupants of the car were uninjured in the crash, but the driver was arrested for driving without insurance, drug-driving, and possession of class A drugs.

If convicted for drug-driving the driver will face a mandatory minimum roads ban of 12 months, or 36 months if it is a second offence, while the insurance offence usually carries points and a fine.