The occupants of a house in Webb Lane, Hayling Island, were awoken this morning to two men trying to steal their vehicle.
Police received reports in the early hours, at roughly 3.07am.
After spotting the two men, one of the homeowners, a women in her 40s, went outside to see what was happening.
She was then hit by the vehicle as it was driven away.
The woman was hospitalised as a precaution, but her injuries are not thought to be serious.
A few hours later, at 5.30am, patrolling officers spotted a vehicle of interest on Langstone Road.
They promptly stopped the car, and arrested a 22-year-old man from Portsmouth.
He was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, and dangerous driving.
Officers are still carrying out enquiries related to the theft.
A statement from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the occupant, a 22-year-old man from Portsmouth.
‘He was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit, dwelling burglary, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and failing to stop when directed.
‘He remains in police custody at the current time and our enquiries into this incident are ongoing.’