Coach crash driver under arrest

DRIVER of the National Express coach which overturned on an M1 slip road has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.The 777 service was travelling from Birmingham to Luton and Stansted Airports when it overturned near the Newport Pagnell Services as it entered the southbound carriageway yesterday afternoon.

DRIVER of the National Express coach which overturned on an M1 slip road has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The 777 service was travelling from Birmingham to Luton and Stansted Airports when it overturned near the Newport Pagnell Services as it entered the southbound carriageway yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the single-decker coach had to be cut free by fire crews and suffered serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital but has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.

Passers-by and emergency workers helped rescue the 34 passengers, six of whom were seriously injured.