Out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink-driving after his car was involved in a crash following a late night out. The 29-year-old -- capped three times by England on the back of his pivotal role in Leicester's fairytale 2016 title victory -- was arrested early Monday morning after what police termed a "one-vehicle incident" on his way back to his home near Manchester following a charity event. Drinkwater -- who unlike former Leicester City team-mate N'golo Kante failed to impose himself at Chelsea after a 35million pounds (USD 45.7million) transfer in 2017 -- was released on unconditional bail ahead of a hearing at Stockport Magistrates' Court on May 13.
"It was a nasty crash," a source told The Sun newspaper.
Drinkwater, who has not played in a competitive match for Chelsea for over a year, was accompanied by a female lawyer in the car, according to the newspaper and both suffered minor injuries.
The unmarried father of one had been pictured exiting a fashionable London night club in the early hours of Friday morning with two women -- though he dutifully turned up for training later that day.