Cheshire Police has confirmed that Chelsea midfielder, Danny Drinkwater has been charged to court for driving under the influence of alcohol consumption which caused a one-vehicle collision on Monday.
Drinkwater is expected to appear in court on May 13 to answer charges concerning the incident that happened in the village of Mere.
The footballer, a former EPL champion with Leicester City, was unconditionally released on bail after the arrest, according to Cheshire Police statement.
“A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire,” the Cheshire Police’s statement says of the footballer.
“Danny Drinkwater, of Bollington Lane, was arrested shortly after 12:30am on Monday April 8 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 May 13.”
Chelsea are aware of Drinkwater’s case, but yet to make detailed official statement concerning it at the time of this report.
“We are aware of reports but we will want to establish all of the facts before commenting,” a Chelsea spokesman said of the Drinkwater’s trouble on Monday night.
England international, Drinkwater, seems to be taking his frustration at Stamford Bridge beyond the pitch of play.
He has failed to earn regular playing time at Chelsea since his arrival from Leicester in August 2017 for a reported £35million transfer fee, only playing 12 EPL matches in his first season under former manager, Antonio Conte.
Drinkwater has not played any Premier League match for the Bluea so far this season under Maurizio Sarri.