Two men were detained following a rush-hour police chase.
Police pursued an audi, which was believed to have been stolen, on the A59, near the Tickled Trout in Samlesbury.
A stinger was used to deflate the tyres of the car, which the alleged offenders continued to attempt to drive, causing damage to four other vehicles.
The police helicopter was used during the incident at about 3.20pm on Friday.
The pursuit was abandoned because it was considered to be high risk, but was later reinstated.