GARDAÍ chased down a teenager who was driving erratically through the northside of Cork city.
The incident occurred in the Knocknaheeny area last night.
In a statement gardaí said: "Gardaí pursued a vehicle that was observed driving dangerously and which eventually came to a stop on Knocknaheeny Avenue at around 10.50pm.
"The driver of the car fled on foot and was subsequently apprehended by Gardaí on Churchfield Avenue.
"The male youth was arrested and detained under Section 23 of the Road Traffic Act. "
He was later released pending referral to the youth justice system.
Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.