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Chelsea midfielder arrested for drink-driving before his car crash

Chelsea footballer Danny Drinkwater has been banned from the roads after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The midfielder, 29, was arrested after a car crash between his Range Rover and a Skoda in Cheshire, shortly after 12.30am on April 8.

One man, understood to be Drinkwater, and two women, one of whom was his passenger, were treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was charged with drink driving and released on unconditional bail ahead of the hearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.

Today, he was handed 70 hours of community service, as well as being banned from driving for a period of 20 months.

It was reported that the time that he had crashed his car after spending the evening at a chav-themed charity party. The crash left debris scattered across a country road while a fence was also flattened.

The vehicles were six miles away from Danny’s £1.8million home, where he was headed. Drinkwater, Nether Alderley, Cheshire, started his football career as a trainee with Manchester United, before going on to play for Watford, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Barnsley.

In 2017, he signed for Chelsea from Leicester City for £35million but is still yet to make his mark in the London side. He has not featured under Italian manager Maurizio Sarri or played a competitive game for 13 months.