Stoke's Pennant charged with drunk driving

Stoke-on-Trent, England (Sports Network) - Stoke City midfielder Jermaine Pennant has been charged with drunk driving in Greater Manchester.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning when the 29-year-old was driving a BMW that collided with an Audi.

Pennant has been charged with drinking and driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance and he will appear in court on May 9.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At about 5:20 a.m. on Sunday April 29, police were called to Cross Street to reports a white BMW collided with a silver Audi.

"The driver of the Audi went to the hospital for treatment. He was treated for a minor injury to the back. He has been discharged."

The former Liverpool man has appeared in 27 league matches this season for the Potters, who played to a 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday.