Friday 26 November 2010

Roundabout collides with Labour MP

A controversial Labour MP resigned from the party’s frontbench after being banned from driving.

Former Army major Eric Joyce, 50, spent a night in the cells after an unexplained accident near a petrochemical plant in his Falkirk constituency.

A security guard at the Ineos plant in Grangemouth reported that Joyce, driving a Rover estate, smelled of drink and was ‘not compos mentis’.

Falkirk Sheriff Court heard that guards on duty at the Ineos plant called police after the MP approached their gatehouse around 11.15pm.

The politician told the guard: ‘I think I hit something, maybe that roundabout back there.’