Danny Drinkwater charged over drink driving offence


Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink-driving following an incident in Cheshire on Monday.

The three-time England international was charged and released on bail. Drinkwater must appear in Stockport Magistrates’ Court on May 13, a day after his side faces former employers Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Drinkwater joined Chelsea for £35million from Premier League champions Leicester in 2016 but has struggled to secure a first-team place at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri. The 29-year-old has not played for the Blues in over a year.

A statement released by Cheshire Police said:

“A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire.

“Danny Drinkwater 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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