Wayne Rooney receives two-year driving ban after facing Manchester United
Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving after being three times over the limit
September 18th, 2017
Wayne Rooney has once again found himself in the spotlight following an arrest for drink driving and the Everton forward has now received a two-year driving ban after pleading guilty to the charge.
Rooney was stopped by police in Wilmslow and was adjudged to be three times over the limit, with the former England striker making a public apology following the passing of a sentence which includes 100 hours of unpaid community service.
In a statement issued after the plea, Rooney 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.”
On Sunday, Rooney returned to Old Trafford where he faced Manchester United and came close to scoring for Everton before being substituted.