Armed police Tasered a man after he allegedly became aggressive when he was involved in a traffic smash.
Officers from Durham Police were called out to Seaton Lane, in Seaham, shortly after 7am on Saturday, following a minor crash between two cars.
One of the drivers is alleged to have fled the scene after becoming aggressive.
Officers tracked the man down to a house in Leechmere Crescent, also in Seaham, where he was Tasered before being arrested on suspicion of carrying out a public order offence.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.
No-one was injured in the traffic crash.