Barry Bannan
Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan ahs been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash on the M1.

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being in involved in a car crash on the M1 in Nottinghamshire.

The 21-year-old Scotland international was arrested along with Shrewbury Town striker James Collins Sunday morning. Nottinghamshire Police confirmed a Range Rover hit the central reservation near junction 26 just after 05:30 BST.

The two men were picked up in the nearby village of Bulwell, Notts shortly afterwards on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop after a car crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the shunt which closed the motorway for a short time.

"Two men from the West Midlands area have been bailed after being arrested in connection with a road traffic collision on the southbound M1 on Sunday morning," a Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said.

"The M1 had to be closed for a short time while the vehicle was recovered. Two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested in Bulwell, near Nottingham, shortly after 7am on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

"Both have been bailed pending further inquiries and will return at a date in December."

Bannan, who has been capped nine times by Scotland, had recently played in Villa's 3-1 defeat by West Bromwich Albion Saturday.