Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of drug-driving in Devon following a “serious” in which the driver claimed to have “swerved to avoid an octopus”.
The car ploughed through a hedge and overturned after leaving the A381 near Kingsbridge on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers said they found no evidence of an octopus on the road.
While not unheard of in the seas off the south coast of England, this particular octopus would have had to crawl more than 5km over hills and fields to find itself in the path of a car on the A381.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “He did a bit of a slow roll into a ditch.
“An ambulance went out and the driver was checked over by paramedics but there weren’t injuries enough to go to hospital.”
The man was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs or drink.
Writing on Facebook, the official account for the Kingsbridge area of Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with a single vehicle RTC on the A381 by the South Milton turn where a car has overturned.
“The driver stated he swerved to avoid an octopus.
“He is currently in custody on suspicion of drug-driving.”