Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink driving, sentenced to driving ban & community service

A strange 24 hours for Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney must have gone through the full gamut of emotions over the past 24 hours.

On Sunday, Rooney returned to Old Trafford and received a fine welcome from the Manchester United support.

The all-time top goal scorer for England and Manchester United performed well for Everton at Old Trafford.

However, Everton fell to a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United, with the majority of the goals coming after Rooney had been taken off.

On Monday, Rooney appeared in court on a drink driving charge.

Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink driving

Wayne Rooney admitted guilty to a charge of drink driving on Monday morning at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.

The Everton striker was arrested when police stopped a car in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the early hours of September 1, 2017.

Rooney was released on bail after he was charged with driving over the legal limit.

More details emerge over Rooney’s drink driving in court

Rooney was stopped on September 1, 2017, once police noted that the tail-light of the VW Beetle was not working.

The police revealed that Rooney was a “perfect gentleman” following the arrest.

It emerged during the court hearing that Rooney will be fined two weeks wages by Everton for the incident.

Perhaps the most damning part of the court hearing was that the breathalyser showed Rooney’s alcohol reading was 104. This is far off from the legal limit which is 35.

Rooney handed a two-year driving ban & community service

Wayne Rooney has been given a two-year driving ban, alongside a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work.

The two-year driving ban for Rooney can be reduced by 24 weeks if he takes a specialist driving course by early February 2019.

After the court case, Rooney issued a statement which can be seen below.

Video of Wayne Rooney leaving court

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