Car ploughs into bus stop in Northern Ireland

A car has ploughed into a bus stop in Northern Ireland.

Miraculously, there were no reports of any injuries.

This vehicle is alleged to have been driven into a bus stop in Northern Ireland.

This vehicle is alleged to have been driven into a bus stop in Northern Ireland.

The incident occurred at a bus stop in Dungannon.

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 on suspicion of 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," said the PSNI.

"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."