Former English international and former Manchester United Player Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty to a charge of drink-driving at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.
The 31-year-old was pulled over by police at around 2am on the morning of 1 September. Police confirmed on Monday at Stockport Magistrates’ Court that a breathalyser test revealed Rooney to have 104 milligrams of alcohol for every 100ml of blood in the body, nearly three times the legal limit of 35mg.
Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and also a 12-month community order and will have to undertake 100 hours of community service.
Rooney’s solicitor also confirmed that the former England striker expects to be fined two weeks’ wages by Everton, which will amount to around £300,000.
Rooney issued an immediate statement to Press Association to confirm he accepts the sentence, and he apologised to fans that he had let down by driving while over the limit.
The statement read: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable lack of judgement 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.”