Cheshire police arrested English footballing legend Wayne Rooney yesterday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Rooney was arrested at about 2 AM British Standard Time on Thursday night. He was driving a black colour Volkswagen Beetle hatchback, with an unidentified lady in the passenger seat.
He was said to be 3 times over the permissible alcohol limit at the time of his arrest. 31 year old Rooney, about to be a father for the 4th time, was driving the unidentified woman home as she was ‘too drunk to drive’ when cops stopped them on a routine check at Altrincham Road.
The Beetle belonged to the unidentified lady that Rooney was driving home. After being held for the night at Middlewich custody suite, Rooney was released on bail in the morning. His agent Paul Stretford drove him home in a Overfinch-customized Range Rover SUV.
The footballer will have to appear in Stockport Magistrates’ Court on the 18th of September. Here’s a terse statement from the Cheshire police on Rooney’s arrest,
Wayne Rooney, aged 31, of Collar House Drive, Prestbury, has been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit.
Rooney is a celebrated footballer and has captained England. He’s the country’s highest goal scorer, bagging 53 goals in 119 appearances. An ex-Manchester United striker, Rooney now plays for Everton, a football club in the English Premier League.
Rooney is a big car nut, and has a garage-full of exotic machinery. The cars he’s been spotted driving include the Aston Martin Vanquish, the Range Rover Vogue, an Audi RS6 Avant stationwagon, a Mercedes G55 AMG, a BMW X5, a Mercedes CLK, a Cadillac Escalade, a Chrysler 300C, a Chevrolet Corvette a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, an Audi TT, a Bentley Continental GT and an Audi Q7. It’s a pity that a man who has access to and enjoys such high-performance machinery was caught driving drunk. Booze and cars simply don’t mix.