Wayne Rooney Arrested Over Intoxication Charge In US

Wayne Rooney was arrested following a public intoxication incident at a US airport on December 16, it has emerged.

The DC United striker was fined $25 and had to pay $91 costs for the misdemeanour after being arrested by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority.

The fine was paid on Friday and a court hearing due to take place on January 24 has been waived.

Rooney enjoyed an impressive first season in the MLS with DC United after joining from Everton on a free transfer in June 2018.

The 33-year-old scored 12 goals in 20 goals for the club and returned to international duty for a one-off game with England, as Gareth Southgate’s side beat USA 3-0 in a friendly at Wembley in November.

The new MLS season is due to start in early March, with DC United’s opening game of the campaign coming against 2018 champions Atlanta United.

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