Former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving charge
Wayne Rooney was arrested when police stopped a car in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 02:00 AM on 1 September. Apparently, the car belonged to a woman he had met in the Bubble Room bar in Alderley Edge on a night out. Wayne’s wife, Coleen, was in Mallorca with their three young sons when the arrest took place and she announced last month that she is expecting the couple’s fourth child.
Wayne Rooney appeared at Stockport Magistrates’ Court this morning to face a charge of driving whilst over the prescribed limit. The former England captain made no comment as he arrived to be confronted by a media scrum outside the courthouse.
The 31-year-old player admitted the offence and he received a two-year driving ban and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. After pleading guilty, Rooney issued this statement: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.
“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now, I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.
“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”
Furthermore, Rooney was ordered to pay £170 when he appeared at Stockport Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Last week, Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from International football after 53 goals for England in 119 appearances and he received a warm welcome on his return to Old Trafford on Sunday in Everton’s 4-0 defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League. The 31-year-old striker was substituted in the 81st minute, with both Manchester United and Everton fans giving him a standing ovation.