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Rooney banned from driving after drink-drive guilty plea

Stockport, United Kingdom | AFP |  Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Rooney was charged after being stopped by police while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am on September 1. The car belonged to a woman he had met in a bar.

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Earlier, the Everton striker, 31, arrived at Stockport Magistrates’ Court in the northwest of England wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets.

Rooney was charged after being stopped by police while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am on September 1. The car belonged to a woman he had met in a bar.

He has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they have three children together. The couple are expecting their fourth child.

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 Everton.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman said earlier this month the matter would be dealt with “internally”.

Rooney made a successful start to his second Everton spell following his return to the club from United, scoring on his first two Premier League appearances.

His form moved England manager Gareth Southgate to offer him an international recall, but he decided to call time on his England career.

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