ISLE of Wight Police detained a man suspected of driving under the influence yesterday (Thursday) — after he fled from the scene of an accident in Newport. 

Police received reports of a Red Fiesta being driven around the Island while the driver was suspected of being under the influence of drink or drugs. 

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: " At approximately 4.20pm, the vehicle was stopped in Ryde but the driver ran off, making good his escape through various residential properties. 

"Through excellent cross-departmental working between response and patrol, neighbourhoods, a drone unit and a dog unit, we detained the male who tried to play hide and seek in the grounds of Ryde School. 

"He has been released under investigation and we will update on this in due course."

If you believe you may have any information in relation to this vehicle, call 101 quoting reference 44200190546.