The crash allegedly left debris scattered all over the roadway while also flattening a fence.
Drinkwater was said to have been attending a charity event in an upmarket bar called Victors prior to the collision, which it is claimed left the 29-year-old and two others in need of treatment for minor injuries.
It has now been confirmed that Drinkwater has been charged.
A statement from Cheshire Police on Tuesday read: “A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire.
“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.”