Rooney gets two-year driving ban

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to a drink driving violation he incurred on 1 September.

In addition, the retired England star was also given a 12-month community order and was ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work for some worthy causes.

In a statement following District Judge John Temperley’s sentence, Rooney said, “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.

“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.

“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”

The 31-year-old was also told to pay prosecution costs as well as a victim surcharge. Rooney was charged after being pulled over by police while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow. At the time, Rooney was almost three times over the legal drink driving limit following a breathalyser test.

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