Police in Marbella launched a search for the two occupants of a car that smashed into several parked vehicles and mounted the pavement leaving a trail of destruction near the bullring in Marbella after they left the scene.
Witnesses told officers that, after the accident on Tuesday night, they saw two young people get out of the car, take something from the boot of the white Citroën with French registration plates and left the scene.
Local Police officers arrested the alleged driver, but lost track of his companion after he, apparently, took a taxi to La Línea de la Concepción.
The detained man, a French national, was taken to the police station, where he took a breathalyser test. According to sources the result was double the allowed limit and he now faces road safety charges.