The Scotland international was involved in an accident in his Land Rover heading Southbound on the M1 at roughly 5.30am on Sunday October 23rd.
The 21-year-old man will answer charges of driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop after a road accident, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without due care and attention.
Police have revealed that a 20-year-old man involved in the crash who was arrested and bailed during the incident will not face charges; this is widely believed to be Shrewsbury Town striker James Collins.
Villa have refused to discuss the news, issuing a statement saying that they did not wish to comment at this stage.
Bannan was suspended by his club after the incident and played no part in Alex McLeish’s men’s 3-2 victory over Norwich in their last outing.
By Gareth McKnight