LONDON: England cricketer Graeme Swann has been charged with drink driving, police said Monday.
The Nottinghamshire off-spinner, ranked the third best Test bowler in the world, was stopped near his home in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham, central England, on April 2.
The 31-year-old will appear before magistrates in Nottingham on August 16.
Swann has been charged with "driving a motor vehicle when his alcohol level was above the limit," a Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman said.
In May, Swann was named England`s cricketer of the year.
He was also named the Man of the Series on England`s last two tours, to South Africa and Bangladesh.
BDST: 2059 HRS, JULY 19, 2010