Danny Drinkwater: Chelsea midfielder to appear in court over drink-driving charge after crash


Danny Drinkwater: Chelsea midfielder to appear in court over drink-driving charge after crash

Chelsea footballer Danny Drinkwater will appear in court after being charged with drink-driving following an alleged crash near Manchester.

Drinkwater, the midfielder, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday, Cheshire Police said.

Drinkwater has not made a competitive appearance in 13 months

The thrice-capped England international was released on unconditional bail ahead of a hearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court next month.

“A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire,” a Cheshire Police statement read.

Danny Drinkwater, of Bollington Lane, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday 8 April following a one-vehicle collision on Ashley Road in Mere.

“He has been released on unconditional bail and is set to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Monday 13 May.”