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Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving, gets two-year road ban

Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving, gets two-year road ban
September 18
13:14 2017

Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to taking the wheel while intoxicated.

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The Everton forward was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work over the next twelve months.

Everton will also fine the 31-year old two weeks’ wages after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.

The former England captain was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on September 1. Rooney’s wife and children were on holiday at the time.

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The former Manchester United captain’s lawyer told the court he wished “to express his genuine remorse for a terrible mistake”.

Rooney’s breathalyser reading on the morning of September 1 was said to be 104, almost three times the legal limit.

The striker has agreed to take part in a drink-driving rehabilitation course, which would reduce his driving ban by 24 weeks.

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“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit,” Rooney said in a statement.

“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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