Rooney issues statement after he was arrested for public intoxication in USA

Rooney issues statement after he was arrested for public intoxication in USA

Footballer Wayne Rooney was arrested in the US before Christmas for public intoxication and swearing, US media are reporting citing police records.

Wayne, who now plays for US team DC United, was charged on 16 December 2018. According to Virginia court records, the 33-year-old was fined £25 and had to pay £91 in costs.


 

Now, in a statement to the Press Association, Wayne’s representative stated the matter was now “at an end” and explained what had happened during a one-day business trip.

 

“During the flight, Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival,” the statement read.

 

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

 

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

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