Wayne Rooney banned after drink driving

Wayne Rooney Charged with Drink driving

Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service after admitting drink-driving.

The Everton striker, 31, was stopped in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on 1 September.

When he was stopped he was found to have 104 microgrammes of alcohol in every 100ml of his breath – nearly three times over the 35 micrgrammes limit.

He admitted one count of drink-driving when he appeared at Stockport Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

District Judge John Temperley ordered him to complete his unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

Rooney’s legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of the charity work he undertakes.

But Judge Temperley said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”.

In a statement issued after his guilty plea, he said he was sorry.

He said: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment 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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