Wayne Rooney is back in the headlines again, and it’s for all the wrong reasons.
While spending his first FIFA window away from the England National Team after announcing his international retirement in August, Rooney was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday morning near his home in Cheshire, England.
UPDATE: Later Friday morning, Cheshire Police announced that it has charged Rooney with “driving whilst over the prescribed limit.” His VW Beetle was pulled over around 2 a.m. Friday. Rooney was released on bail and was given a court date of September 18 at Stockport Magistrates Court.
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It’s not Rooney’s first run in with excessive drinking. Just last year, he was reported to have been partying until 5 a.m. while on international duty with the England National Team.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson and defender Liam Ridgewell face charges of driving under the influence after an accident in Lake Oswego, Oregon, on Monday night.
Gleeson and Ridgewell were booked into Clackamas County Jail and posted bond. Both are scheduled to appear in Lake Oswego Municipal Court on Nov. 16.
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Police said Gleeson rear-ended another vehicle and called Ridgewell, who arrived later to help. Neither Gleeson nor the driver of the vehicle he hit was injured in the accident.
Gleeson, who is from New Zealand, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and reckless endangerment while Ridgewell, who is British, faces a DUII charge.
The team issued a statement Tuesday that said it has been in “close contact with the players, local law enforcement and the league office” and will not comment further until additional information is known.