Rooney Was Arrested Following A public Intoxication Incident


Rooney was arrested following a 'public intoxication incident' at Dulles 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, based near the club's stadium.

But a representative of the former Manchester United and Everton forward has explained the situation leading to his arrest.

"Wayne Rooney was arrested and detained at Dulles airport following a long flight from Saudi Arabia after a one-day promotional business trip," read the statement.

"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 misdemeanour charge.

"He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterwards at the airport. The matter is now at an end."

Wayne Rooney became "disorientated" after taking prescribed sleeping tablets he took on a flight while drinking alcohol, according to his spokesman.

Rooney was arrested following a 'public intoxication incident' at Dulles Airport on December 16, it has emerged.

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