Drinkwater, the midfielder, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday, Cheshire Police said.
The thrice-capped England international was released on unconditional bail ahead of a hearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court next month.
“A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire,” a Cheshire Police statement read.
“Danny Drinkwater, of Bollington Lane, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday 8 April following a one-vehicle collision on Ashley Road in Mere.
“He has been released on unconditional bail and is set to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Monday 13 May.”