UPDATE: We’ve had word from a spokesperson from Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office saying, “He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on 16 December 2018, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA). He was later released on a personal recognisance bond.”
Former Manchester United footballer, Wayne Rooney, was arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges in Washington D.C. on December 16, 2018.
Documentation, obtained by unCrazed, shows that he was arrested in December 2018 and paid a $25 fine; totalling $91 in costs.
In September 2017, Wayne was arrested for drink-driving and was almost three times over the limit. He was banned from driving for two-years and ordered to carry out 100-hours of community service — he’s currently 15 months into serving his driving-ban in the UK.
After his arrest in 2017, he said, “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.
“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.
“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”
It is unclear whether the charge was made for swearing and/or public intoxication — it could be for either, or both; under Virginia code 18.2-388 it says, “If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, he shall be deemed guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanour.”