Wayne Rooney: Everton FC Striker Banned From Driving For Two Years

(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) /

Wayne Rooney won’t be able to drive any of his gorgeous cars for the next two years as the court has imposed a ban on the soccer player for drinking and driving.

Celebrity or not, you should religiously avoid mixing drinking with driving. An awful crash which can lead to expensive hospital bills, legal settlements, insurance headaches, vehicle repair expenses and worst of all loss of life is one of the many good reasons not to drink and drive. And even if you survive all of that, you will still get the share of punishment as per the law of the land. Wayne Rooney is the latest famous name to join the line, as the court has imposed a two-year driving ban on the Everton FC striker.

In a statement released by the soccer player following the Stockport Magistrates’ Court ruling, Wayne Rooney said,

"Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologize for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologize 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."

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STOCKPORT, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Football player Wayne Rooney leaves Stockport Magistrates Court after facing a drink-driving charge on September 18, 2017 in Stockport, England. The former England captain was arrested when stopped by police in Wilmslow on September 1st. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) /

Wayne Rooney has the option to reduce the two-year ban by 24 weeks. That that’s applicable only if he takes a specialist driving course by February 22, 2019.

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The sentence also includes 100 hours of unpaid community service spread across a 12-month period. Meanwhile, Everton FC took action against their star player by imposing a fine of £320,000 – that’s two weeks wages sliced from the deposits to Rooney’s accounts.

The soccer star was arrested by police after the black Volkswagen Beetle that was driven by him was pulled over by officers at Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2AM on September 1. Rooney had overshot the drinking limit by three times with 104 micrograms of alcohol in his breath and was taken into custody. He was bailed out later and entered his guilty plea at the court.

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The 31-year old player owns an excellent collection of expensive cars (by soccer player standards) which includes a BMW i8, a Range Rover modified by Overfinch, an Audi Q7 modified by ABT Sportsline and of course, a Bentley Continental GT. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Anyway, he’ll be keeping his hands off the wheel for the next 24 months as a chauffeur will be taking over the driving duties while Wayne Rooney serves his driving ban sentence.

Source: The Mirror