Entertainer Michael Barrymore has been charged with possession of cocaine and being drunk and disorderly following a car crash, according to police.
Mr Barrymore, 59, was held at 0430 on Tuesday after a Citroen DS3 hit a kerb in Acton, west London.
The entertainer, who was arrested with another man, is due to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court on 7 December.
Mr Barrymore, born Michael Parker, was held after officers on routine patrol discovered the crash scene.
This was at a junction of The Vale and Dordrecht Road.
The two men have been bailed pending further inquiries.