Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink driving, Cheshire Police said.
Rooney was arrested shortly after 02:00 BST after officers stopped a black VW Beetle on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow.
Cheshire Police said he has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 18.
Wayne Rooney, who retired from the national team last month, is England’s all-time record goal scorer.
He rejoined his boyhood club Everton this summer, 13 years after leaving the Merseyside team for Manchester United.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman will be unhappy the 31-year-old has made the headlines for the wrong reasons and could fine Rooney two weeks’ wages, about £320,000 after he was charged with drink driving on Friday.
Twitter Reactions to Wayne Rooney Charge
I see Wayne Rooney has been arrested for drink driving. The lengths Everton players go to to get three points is unbelievable😎 #Rooney
— Mark Tregent (@Blueboy1968) September 1, 2017
Wayne Rooney had more shots on his way home than England have in that first half #MALENG
— LeedsUnitedWorld (@worldleedsutd) September 1, 2017
Arrested for drink driving in a VW Beetle, Wayne Rooney is supposed to be an “England legend”, an “inspiration”, a “role model”
A VW BEETLE? pic.twitter.com/242IjN8VyX
— Alan Mehdizadeh (@alanmehdizadeh) September 1, 2017
So Wayne Rooney got caught drink driving and cheating at the same damn time. 🤦🏽♂️
— LeonKnight (@LeonKnight_) September 2, 2017