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Bannan charged after car crash

November 16, 2011

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been charged with a string of driving offences following a motorway crash, police said on Wednesday.

Barry Bannan
GettyImagesBarry Bannan is now back in the team at Aston Villa

Bannan, 21, 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.''