Just when things started to be looking up for Wayne Rooney after rediscovering his form at his boyhood club Everton his world has been dashed from his own stupidity.
Rooney, 31, was arrested shortly after 02:00 BST after officers stopped a black VW Beetle on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow. Rooney was breathalysed and his reading came in over the limit which lead to his arrest. A source told Metro that he was three times over the limit.
A story like this can do real damage to both Rooney’s image and his endorsements as companies like Nike will be questioning whether Rooney is a responsible professional that they want to be associated with.
The question has to be asked as to why Wayne Rooney who is on a number wage reported to be over 150,000 pounds a week without his endorsement money would take the risk to drive when he has consumed alcohol, why not just get a taxi?
Drink driving is a touchy subject within the country at the moment considering in 2015 the total number of casualties of all types in drink drive accidents was 8,210.
Unfortunately for Wayne Rooney, being such a high profile celebrity and with the fact that the government is coming down hard on drake driving he may be made to be an example and could receive the toughest punishment possible which would be a hefty fine and a driving ban.
Rooney has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on 18/9/2017.
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