Driving ban for Wayne Rooney in drunk-driving case
Days after his arrest for drunk-driving on 1 Sep, Everton forward Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty of the charge. The former England football captain was handed a 2 year ban from driving and was ordered to complete "100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order." He was also asked to pay £170 at the Stockport Magistrate' Court where he appeared.
England's all time goal-scorer Wayne Rooney was arrested by police near his home in Cheshire, on Thursday night, on the suspicion of drunk driving. The Everton striker, who announced his retirement from international football career last week, was reportedly detained overnight. Everton football club, and the Cheshire Police have so far declined to comment on the matter.
Wayne Rooney made 119 appearances for England and scored 53 international goals. He began his club career at Everton in 2002 and joined Manchester United in 2004 where he became the highest goalscorer for them (183). He won 5 premier League titles, one Europa League title, and one Champions League title with United. Rooney left ManU to rejoin his boyhood club Everton this summer.