Wayne Rooney arrested for public intoxication in Washington

Wayne Rooney was arrested for public intoxication and swearing in Washington last month.

The England legend, who now plays for DC United, committed the offence on December 16 last year.

He was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority for a class four misdemeanour before being released without bail.

A hearing was due to take place on January 24, but this has been waived after he paid a €25 fine with €91 costs earlier this month.

A spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said: “He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on December 16, 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 recognizance bond.”

Rooney was in Saudi Arabia on December 15 for the Riyadh Formula E Grand Prix.

He was pictured in Cheshire three days later as he returned home for Christmas.

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Rooney was a pundit on BT Sport on December 22 for their coverage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United for their trip to Cardiff.

The incident is the latest off-field incident in the Manchester United legend’s rollercoaster career.

Rooney celebrates a goal for DC United (Image: USA TODAY Sports)

It was claimed that Rooney had sex with a 48-year-old prostitute as a teenager after bursting onto the scene at Everton.

He made the headlines again when he cheated on his pregnant wife Coleen with two escorts – Helen Wood and Jenny Thompson.

Rooney was banned for driving for two years, given 100 hours community work and fined £170 in September 2017 when he was stopped by police behind the wheel of Laura Simpson’s VW Beetle.

He said in a statement: “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.”

Rooney moved to Washington last summer after signing for DC United.

He scored 12 goals in his first MLS campaign to fire them into the play-offs, only to miss a penalty as they bowed out at the hands of Colombus Crew in the first round.


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