Wayne Rooney charged with drink driving

Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving after he was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning.

The 31-year-old was arrested by Cheshire police on suspicion of the offence at around 2am on Friday.

England’s record goalscorer has now been charged and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on September 18 – the day after he returns to Manchester United with Everton in the Premier League.

A police statement read: “Cheshire police has charged a man with drink-driving following a vehicle stop in Wilmslow.

“The man was arrested shortly after 2.00am today, Friday 1 September, after officers stopped a black VW Beetle on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow.

“Wayne Rooney, aged 31, has since been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit.”

Rooney announced his international retirement last week after scoring 53 goals in 119 appearances.

The striker was on target in each of his first two league appearances this season after rejoining boyhood club from United.

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