Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said they received a report that a BMW was travelling at slow speed along the A617 dual carriageway.
In a tweet posted at around 5.30pm on Sunday, officers said: “Driven from Shirebrook to Chesterfield with a damaged rear axle.
“Crazy behaviour, a risk to car occupants and other road users.
“Prohibited from further movement and reported to court.”
No further details have been released by officers.