Stories about the incident in St Ives made national headlines, some of which were critical of the police for using valuable resources on carrying out an investigation into a minor offence.But Mr Ablewhite said the incident had not been recorded as a crime and followed a social media message asking drivers to be considerate towards pedestrians in wet weather. This flows from a social media message asking people to consider pedestrians when driving in wet conditions, Mr Ablewhite said. It was never raised as a crime and is not being pursued further. Mr Ablewhite added: It is one of the many examples where a social media post is exaggerated and blown out of all proportion. The incident happened near the junction of Pig Lane and Greengarth on January 4 when the mum and two children were soaked by a passing motorist who went through a 20ft long puddle, spraying them with water.