Chelsea of England midfielder, Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink-driving and given a date for a court appearance after he was arrested for allegedly crashing into another vehicle on Monday morning.

A statement from the Cheshire Police on Tuesday read: “A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire.

“Danny Drinkwater of Bollington Lane was arrested shortly after 12.30 am 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.”

Drinkwater was said to have been attending a charity event in a bar called Victors prior to the collision which left the 29-year-old and two others in need of treatment for minor injuries they sustained.

Although  Chelsea management has admitted to being aware of the situation as they waited on updates, the club said they would need to ‘establish all of the facts before commenting’.