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Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving

  • Video report by ITV News North of England Correspondent Damon Green

Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving, Cheshire Police have said.

The Everton striker was stopped and arrested while driving a VW Beetle by police in Wilmslow in the early hours of Friday on Altrincham Road, near to his Cheshire home.

The car is thought to belong to a 29-year-old female office worker.

Rooney was later charged with driving while being over the prescribed limit.

He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on 18 September.

Wayne Rooney re-signed with Everton this summer. Credit: PA

The 31-year-old was seen posing in a selfie with cricketer Jack McIver in the Bubble Room bar in Alderley Edge, Cheshire earlier that day.

Mr McIver shared the photo on Instagram at around 10pm with the comment: "International Break #legend".

Last month the former England captain announced that he and his wife, Colleen, were expecting their fourth child. They are already parents of Kai, 7, Klay, 4, and 18-month-old Kit.

His wife and family are currently on holiday in Spain.

Rooney retired from international football last week, after 53 goals for his country in 119 appearances.