A reckless motorist soon found he was out of his depth when he tried to follow a police 4x4 through a deep puddle.
Police in Derbyshire said a farmer was forced to help to remove him.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted: “A lesson from our driver training department today.
“4x4 training being delivered in a Landcruiser to navigate this.
“Another driver sees us glide through so tries it in his Renault Mégane, immediately getting stuck.
“Farmer helping to remove. Know your vehicle capabilities. #4x4”