Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been arrested along with Shrewsbury Town striker James Collins on suspicion of drink-driving after the Range Rover they were travelling in crashed on the M1.
Bannan, 21, and Collins, 20, failed to stop after their car hit the central reservation of the motorway near junction 26, police said. Both of them escaped without injuries.
Nottinghamshire Police arrested the pair as they walked through Bulwell in Nottinghamshire.
A force spokesman said: "A Range Rover collided with the central reservation near junction 26 at around 5.30am. No other vehicles were involved.
"Two men aged 20 and 21 were arrested in Bulwell 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.
"No other vehicles were involved and there were no reported injuries."
Motorists caught for offences like drink-driving will end up with extra penalty points on their driving licence and highercar insurance premiums.
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