Graeme Swann charged with drink driving in Nottingham

England spinner Graeme Swann
Image caption Swann was a key part of the Ashes winning side in 2009

England and Nottinghamshire cricketer Graeme Swann has been charged with drink driving.

The 31-year-old was stopped in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham on 2 April and he was charged last month, police have confirmed.

He is expected to appear before magistrates in Nottingham on 16 August - two days before the third Test against Pakistan at The Oval.

Swann was named Cricketer of the Year by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

A police spokeswoman said: "Graeme Swann of West Bridgford was charged on 8 June 2010 with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the limit."

Swann established himself in the England Test side in 2007 and has become the first choice spin bowler.

He was a key part of the Ashes winning side of 2009, taking the wicket which clinched the series.

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