Blackburn Manager On Drink Drive Charge

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean is charged with drink-driving after he failed a breath test on Saturday night.

The 43 year old was stopped by officers from Cheshire Police while travelling along the M6 hours after his team had drawn 1-1 with Manchester United.

The Scot provided a positive breath test and was  charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol. He will appear in court next month.

A spokesman for Cheshire police said: ``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 June 7.''

Kean was given the permanent job at Ewood Park after a succesful temporary spell following the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December.

Rovers are still not safe from relegation ahead of Sundays game with Wolves. They sit just a point above the bottom three with one game remaining.