Tory MP arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit following collision with lamppost

19 December 2021, 13:24 | Updated: 19 December 2021, 16:31

Jamie Wallis was arrested after a car collision that took place in November
Jamie Wallis was arrested after a car collision that took place in November. Picture: UK Parliament

By Daisy Stephens

A Tory MP has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit following an incident where a car collided with a lamppost in November.

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Jamie Wallis, the MP for Bridgend in Wales, said he was "assisting police with their enquiries" following the collision on November 28.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said there were no reported injuries in the crash on Church Road in Llanblethian, Cowbridge, which happened at about 1.10am.

The spokeswoman said: "The incident involved a car that collided with a lamppost.

"A 37-year-old man from Cowbridge was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit.

"He has been released under investigation."

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A spokesman for Mr Wallis said: "Jamie was involved in an accident and is assisting police with their enquiries.

"While this is ongoing he will not be commenting further."

The MP tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.

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