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Rooney given 24 months driving ban and 100 hours community service

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It’s been quite the unfortunate week for former England captain and Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney.

Following the defeat of his new club, Everton, by his former club, Manchester United, four goals to nil, the Everton striker has been banned from driving for two years and given 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty today to a drunk – driving charge.

Rooney was stopped by the police while driving 29-year-old Laura Simpson home after a night out in her Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on September 1- his wife and children were vacationing at Mallorca at that time.

Today, the Stockport Magistrates’ Court heard Rooney was stopped because Miss Simpson’s car had a faulty brake light and his breath reading was 104mg per 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 35mg.

Rooney has since apologised for his ‘unforgivable lack of judgement’

“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.” Rooney said in a statement issued after the plea,

“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager, and chairman and everyone 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.’

In reply, the judge told him, ‘I accept your remorse is genuine. I accept the effects this has had in you and your family.’

It’s likely Rooney will be fined by his club.

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