A homeowner whose prized Leylandii was destroyed when a grey BMW left the road and crashed through his hedge,said the car’s occupants are “lucky to be alive”.
Ken Reeves, 68, of Wormald Green, said he was woken by a loud bang in the early hours of the morning as the car, which he said must have flown up to 60ft in the air after hitting a verge, landed in his garden.
Police launched a manhunt when they arrived on the scene at 2.30am on Saturday, June 23, and found the BMW empty.
Police confirmed the passenger and driver of the car, both from Ripon, were found.
The 25-year-old passenger was released without charge while the 33-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and driving without due care and attention.