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Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean in drink-drive arrest

Steve Kean
Image caption Police stopped Steve Kean on the M6 motorway following a match against Manchester United

The Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has been charged with drinking and driving after being stopped by police on the M6 motorway.

The 43-year-old was breathalysed by police in Cheshire, hours after Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United.

He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and is due before Crewe magistrates on 7 June.

Kean was appointed Rovers manager in December 2010.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "At 2050 BST on Saturday 14 May, Cheshire officers stopped a Mercedes car on the M6 southbound carriageway, between Junction 19 and 18.

"The driver, a 43-year-old man, provided a positive breath test.

"He was subsequently charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates' Court on 7 June."

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