Derbyshire Police have charged a man with motoring offences after he ditched his car and girlfriend during a pursuit last night.
The driver of the green Volkswagen failed to stop when instructed to do so by officers who believed the car to be uninsured.
A police spokesman said: “He abandoned the car with his hysterical girlfriend left behind.
“The man hid in a garden but as a police helicopter was already in Long Eaton on another job, he was found in five minutes.”
Officers took an evidential breath sample from the man which registered at 68ųg, almost double the legal limit.