Scottish police arrested and charged MP Margaret Ferrier following an investigation that discovered Ferrier violated COVID-19 guidelines in September, Scottish police mentioned.
Ferrier traveled twice between Glasgow and London whereas having signs of COVID-19 and, within the second case, he knew that he had examined optimistic for the virus.
“We will verify that officers at the moment arrested and charged a 60-year-old lady in reference to alleged reckless and responsible conduct,” a Scottish Police spokesman mentioned. “This follows a complete investigation by the Scottish Police into an alleged breach of coronavirus rules between 26-29 September 2020.”
Ferrier posted an apology on Twitter in October:
“On Monday night time I acquired optimistic check outcomes for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I traveled dwelling by practice on Tuesday morning with out asking for recommendation. This was flawed too and I am sorry. I have been isolating myself at dwelling ever since.”
Ferrier was suspended by the Scottish Nationwide Celebration after details about her violation got here to mild, however has to this point resisted requires her resignation.
-Sohel Uddin of ABC Information contributed to this report.