Revealed: Tory MP is arrested after ‘car crashes into lamp post and causes internet blackout for locals’
A Tory MP has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit after a late-night collision with a lamp post.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Bridgend MP Jamie Wallis is under investigation by police over a road accident last month in a quiet village.
Mr Wallis, who was elected in 2019, was arrested after police were called to the ‘single-vehicle collision’ just after 1.10am on Sunday, November 28. He was later released. Police said that there were no injuries.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Bridgend MP Jamie Wallis is under investigation by police over a road accident last month in a quiet village
Yesterday, however, local sources in the village of Llanblethian, near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, said that Mr Wallis’s Mercedes hit the wooden lamp post – which doubles as a telegraph pole – so hard that it snapped at its base.
That caused an internet blackout for some residents until the pole was replaced earlier this month.
A spokesman for Mr Wallis confirmed last night that the MP had been arrested over the incident but added that he been released without charge.
He said: ‘Jamie was involved in an accident and is assisting police with their inquiries.’
South Wales Police said: ‘A 37-year-old man from Cowbridge was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit.
‘He has been released under investigation.’