Football star Wayne Rooney was stopped by police on Thursday evening after an evening out and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, according to newspaper reports.
A source told Metro.co.uk that before his arrest, he was spotted at the Bubble Room bar in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. He was seen dancing on the tables and singing Oasis with Burnley player Phil Bardsley, a former Manchester United teammate. Rooney reportedly spent the night in a police cell.
The 31-year-old recently announced his retirement from the England football team, after manager Gareth Southgate attempted to recall him to the international squad ahead of upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Rooney is England's all-time top scorer, with 53 goals in 119 appearances.
After spending 13 seasons at Manchester United, in July he returned to his boyhood club, Everton, on a free transfer and is earning a reported £150,000 ($194,000) per week.
Wayne Rooney been arrested for drink driving. With that much money you would get a taxi wouldn't you 😅
— ⚽Darren efc Dobson ⚽ (@Darren61206727) September 1, 2017
If the Rooney drunk driving stories are legit, what's the punishment in England? In thr States he'd miss 3-5 games to get treatment.— Sean Michael (@BlueUnionDad) September 1, 2017
Wayne Rooney arrested on suspicion of drink driving.— Coral (@Coral) September 1, 2017
The joys of no longer playing for England anymore were too much.
Wayne Rooney nabbed for suspected drink driving? I wonder if the headlines will be Everton player arrested or "EX MAN UNITED CAPTAIN nicked?— Gary Thompson (@gary302) September 1, 2017
The arrest comes 13 years to the day after his £30 million ($39 million) transfer from Everton to Manchester United, on transfer deadline day 2004.