Wayne Rooney 'arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges' in Washington D.C. 2 years ago

Wayne Rooney 'arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges' in Washington D.C.

Rooney is currently playing in Major League Soccer with D.C. United

Wayne Rooney has been arrested for public intoxication and swearing charges in Washington D.C.

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The offence, according to court documents posted online by ABC 7 journalist Erin Hawksworth, took place on 16 December.

Rooney was released on the promise he would attend a future court date after being arrested and paid a $25 fine on 4 January, according to the records.

He was detained by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at Dulles International Airport after spending a number of days in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The former Manchester United player was 15-months into a drink-driving ban in the UK at the time of his arrest, having previously been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community service.

Rooney moved to Washington D.C. and signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the MLS side in June 2018. He enjoyed a successful season with him, lifting them from the bottom of their division at the time of his arrival to the first round of the play-offs.

 

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