A black Suzuki SX4 crashed into a tree on Chain Lane near the Co-op shop in Knaresborough at 5.25pm on Saturday (28 September 2013)
The 23-year-old male driver then ran from the scene before being arrested on Aspin Lane.
He was found to have nearly three-times the legal alcohol limit and officers used pava spray as he resisted arrest.
The man was also arrested for driving without valid insurance, taking a vehicle without consent and driving without due care and attention.
He was held in custody overnight and bailed until 18 October 2013 as enquires continue.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Tracy Smales at North Yorkshire Police on 101 selecting option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org