Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan charged after M1 crash
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been charged with a string of driving offences following a motorway crash, police said today.
The 21-year-old midfielder, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, was charged on Monday night with driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop after a road accident, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without due care and attention.
Nottinghamshire Police said the charges related to a "single vehicle collision" on the southbound carriageway of the M1 near Watnall, at around 5.30am on Sunday October 23.
Bannan, a Scotland international, was bailed to appear before magistrates in Nottingham on November 25.
Police said a 20-year-old man arrested and bailed in connection with the same incident would not face charges.
A spokesman for Aston Villa said: "There will be no further comment by the club at this stage."
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