A car overturned after being chased by police at high speeds across the district today.
Police have confirmed a man was arrested following the incident.
North Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “At about 10.30am this morning we received a report of a vehicle being driven dangerously near Hornby.
The Skoda car was pursued by police towards Richmond and into the Dales, through Reeth and Gunnerside, before it crashed and overturned near Hawes.
The driver, a man in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
“Enquiries into the incident are at an early stage, and are ongoing.”
The chase was spotted by residents in Brompton-on-Swale and Richmond before it moved up Swaledale.
It is though the vehicles crossed into Wensleydale at the Buttertubs, before passing through Hawes.
It came to an end when the pursued car crashed at Appersett, with the vehicle coming to rest on its roof.
Several residents and motorists have said on social media how they nearly collided with the vehicles or were forced to take evasive action.
Others said they saw minor collisions with other vehicles as the driver attempted to evade police.
Residents in Hawes said the vehicle led police the wrong way up the Holme one-way system.
The moment it passed through the town was captured on a shop’s CCTV system., with the footage appearing to show at least one of its tyres had burst.
Paramedics were called to the scene.
Richmondshire Today has contacted North Yorkshire Police for comment.