England cricketer Graeme Swann on drink-drive charge

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England cricketer Graeme Swann has been charged with drink-driving, police said today.

The off-spinner was stopped in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham on April 2.



The 31-year-old, who is currently ranked the third best bowler in the world, was charged last month, Nottinghamshire Police said.



He will appear before magistrates in Nottingham on August 16.



In a statement, a police spokeswoman said: "Graeme Swann, 31, of West Bridgford, was charged on 8 June 2010 with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the limit."



In May, Swann was named England's player of the year by the written media.

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