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.
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.”
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The Sun reported on Tuesday that Drinkwater crashed his Range Rover after a chav-themed charity party.
A source told the paper: “It was a really nasty crash.”
A female passenger whom the player met that night was reportedly also in the car at the time.
Drinkwater signed for Chelsea from league-winning Leicester City in 2016 for £35 million but has failed to make his mark in the London side.
He has not featured under Italian manager Maurizio Sarri or played a competitive game for 13 months.
Source: SportsLatest TS