Date: 19th September 2017 at 11:08am
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On Monday, Everton forward Wayne Rooney pleaded guilty to a drink driving charge against him when appearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.

Rooney, who had been stopped by Police in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the early hours of 1st September when driving a car belonging to a woman he had met on a night out.

The former England captain was found to be almost three times over the legal limit – his sample reading 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath when the limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

He was ordered to pay £170, banned from driving for two years, handed 12 month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work.

Apologising for his actions Rooney, 31, told his Official Website: ‘Following today’s court hearing I want to publicly apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.’

He went on to say that he accepted his sentence and can only apologise to anyone for his actions and hopes to make amends through his community service and most likely on the field of play.

‘I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone else at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career,’ continued Rooney.

Adding: ‘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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