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Wayne Rooney Arrested In Washington For Public Intoxication

Former England captain, Wayne Rooney was arrested last month in Washington on charges of public intoxication and swearing. 

According to Sky News, Rooney was charged on December 16 and was fined $25. According to Virginia court records, the DC United player also had to pay $91 in charges.

He was subsequently released without bail.

A spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said: “He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on 16 December 2018, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA).

“He was later released on a personal recognisance bond.”

This is not the first time Rooney has been in trouble with authorities.

In September 2017, the former Manchester United star was pulled over by police and found to be almost three times over the legal limit.

Rooney was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work. He later apologised for the incident.

Wayne Rooney

“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.”

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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