Everton striker Wayne Rooney who recently retired from international football has been charged with drink-driving after he was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning.
England’s record goalscorer has now been charged and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 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 September 1, 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 has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on September 18, 2017.”
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.