Officers posted pictures of the damage caused to the Hyundai vehicle on social media following the incident in Tideswell.
Derbyshire Dales Response Unit tweeted at 2am on Monday: “Hyundai driver flips his car after an encounter with a “badger”.
"Walks off home leaving the car and his dinner behind.
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"We attend, he blows 70, claiming he’s just drank a gin. Convenient. Arrested and investigation ongoing.”