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Chelsea player charged with drink-driving after accident

CHELSEA midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink-driving after a car crash.

The player, who has three England caps, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday, Cheshire Police said.

Drinkwater, of Nether Alderley, Cheshire, was released on unconditional bail ahead of a hearing at Stockport magistrates court on May 13.

A police spokesman said the player was arrested ‘following a one-vehicle incident’ in Ashley Road, Mere.

One man, understood to be Drinkwater, and two women were treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.

The Sun reported that Drinkwater (pictured) was driving a Range Rover. 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.

Manchester-born Drinkwater signed for Chelsea from Leicester City in 2017 for £35million but has not featured under Italian manager Maurizio Sarri or played a competitive game for 13 months.