Wayne Rooney has confirmed his arrest on a offense charge at a Virginia, USA airport 10 days before Christmas. The football player, 33, was fined $25 for public intoxication and swearing at Washington Dulles International Airport but he was released shortly after being detained at the airport.
A representative for the British footballer said: ‘During the flight, Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival. ‘He was approached by police who arrested him on a minor offence charge. He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterward at the airport. The matter is now at an end. ‘Wayne would like to put on record his appreciation for the manner he was treated by all involved.’
The former Manchester United player, who now plays for American team DC United, travelled to the States on December 16, 2018. He was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority on arrival but he was released on a ‘personal recognizance bond.’ Rooney was due to appear at hearing on January 24, 2019 but this has now been waived and he paid his fine on January 4. Back in the UK, the father-of-four is currently 13 months into a drink-driving ban and has already completed 100 hours of community service as part of his punishment.