I drank and drove, Drinkwater admits…gets 20 months ban


The Chelsea footballer Danny Drinkwater has been banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to do 70 hours’ community service after admitting to drink-driving.

Drinkwater, 29, was two and a half times over the legal limit when he crashed his Range Rover through a wall at about 12.30am on 8 April in Mere, Cheshire.

Two female passengers were in the £125,000 car, which sustained £50,000-worth of damage. The former England midfielder got a graze on his forehead and gave a reading of 87 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes/100ml.

He admitted to drink-driving at a hearing at Stockport magistrates court on Monday.

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