Some six vehicles in Cliftonville were damaged when a driver smashed into them around 3am on Monday (November 28).
An uninsured driver had been signalled to pull over by a police patrol but ignored officers and crashed into the cars in Norfolk Road soon afterwards.
One witness said the vehicle was being driven the wrong way along the road before an arrest was made.
A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Officers on patrol in Cliftonville signalled for an uninsured car to stop. It did not stop and, shortly after, collided with a number of parked cars in Norfolk Road.
“An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and drink driving. He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.”