BBC pundit Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and common assault.
The 44-year-old, who played for Manchester City, West Ham and Blackpool, was arrested after a woman suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "Police were contacted at 8.45pm yesterday (Sunday, 12 November) to a report of a disturbance at a house on Victory Boulevard in Lytham.
"Officers attended the property and found a man had already left the property in his car, a Tesla X60D.
"A short time later officers found the vehicle which had been involved in a collision with a woman pedestrian on Clifton Drive. She received minor injuries.
"The driver, a 44-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, common assault and criminal damage.
"He is currently in custody."
A post on Sinclair's Twitter account on Sunday evening said: "Racist old bill all over the Sinclair residence again tonight. Thank god as a black man I've not fallen asleep again."