A number of people have escaped injury after a car ploughed into a Dungannon bus stop.
The PSNI said the car promptly left the scene but quick thinking individuals got its registration and a good description of the driver.
A follow-up search involved local police joined by colleagues from neighbouring Cookstown and Magherafelt.
The driver was located and arrested outside Cookstown for suspect drink-driving.
In a social media post, police said a "significant amount of resources" were tied up in the operation resulting in officers being unable to deal with other calls.
"This is far from unusual, drink/drug driving is a major problem across Mid Ulster," they stated.
"The mindset needs to change, never mind the complete waste of resources, it's nothing short of a miracle we aren't dealing with more fatalities caused by (the) selfishness of these drivers."