Everton footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving charge

Footballer Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving at Stockport Magistrates' Court.

Monday, 18th September 2017, 10:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 10:51 am
Wayne Rooney, second left, outside Stockport Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.

Wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets, he had earlier walked into the court building accompanied by a small entourage.

He was charged after being stopped while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on September 1.

The car belonged to a woman he had met in the Bubble Room bar in Alderley Edge on a night out.

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Rooney was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday but it ended in disappointment with a 4-0 defeat for his boyhood club Everton.

He has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they have three children together.

Mrs Rooney recently announced she is pregnant with their fourth child.

Rooney's next game for Everton is due to be Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Sunderland at Goodison Park.

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