The female driver was asked to come out of the car and was arrested by the officer when he found she was forbidden to drive. A junior officer PC Martin Dadd was asked to take her vehicle to the pound with the parrot still inside.
It seemed the bird was extremely irritated and anxious over being separated from its owner and attacked the young officer. The cop was bitten and scratched on his hands and arms. The Telegraph quoted Chief Superintendent Steve Masters, of the Port of Dover Police, as saying: "A volunteer was sought, the officer with the least length of service, to drive the vehicle to a more appropriate location.
"A very nervous probationary officer then proceeded to drive the vehicle to the police station with great difficulty and an equal amount of dexterity as the macaw perched itself on the steering wheel pecking at his fingers throughout the journey."
Police later found that it was the same parrot that had appeared in 2003 hit The Curse of the Black Pearl. Masters said: "A relative of the lady came to pick up the macaw and told us that it had been used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. "It was a bit of surprise I must admit to end up with a celebrity on our hands." The parrot owner was later released on bail.