Wayne Rooney in Booze & Pills Arrest


Wayne Rooney was arrested for being drunk in public after a booze and sleeping pill mix left him “disorientated” at an American airport.

The former England captain, 33, was detained on a charge of public intoxication on December 16 and was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center in Leesburg, Virginia, according to court documents.

He was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA), the agency that operates Reagan National and Dulles International airports.
According to online court information, the charge was for “public swearing/intoxication,” a misdemeanor crime in Virginia.
Rooney was one of English soccer’s most acclaimed players and played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups for England. He holds the record for the most goals for England’s international team and for Premier League club Manchester United, and he helped United win five English Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League and the FA Cup. Rooney is currently playing for MLS’s DC United team, where he leads the team with 12 goals.
It’s not Rooney’s first arrest on alcohol-related charges. He admitted driving while under the influence in September 2017 and was banned from driving for two years for the offense.

The player’s spokesman said he was “disorientated” after taking prescribed sleeping tablets and drinking on a flight.

According to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Rooney triggered a door alarm before being arrested.

Rooney, who raked in £20million last year, paid a $25 fine on January 4.

In a statement, Rooney’s spokesman said: “Wayne Rooney was arrested and detained at Dulles airport following a long flight from Saudi Arabia after a one-day promotional business trip.

“He was approached by police who arrested him on a minor misdemeanour charge.

“He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterwards at the airport. The matter is now at an end.

“Wayne would like to put on record his appreciation for the manner he was treated by all involved.”


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