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CAIRO – 18 September 2017: England’s former striker Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after being found to be under the influence of alcohol and exceeding his speed limit.
According to the BBC, Rooney was arrested on September 1 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, when he was found to be over three times the legal limit.
The judge sentenced Rooney to 100 hours of community service and suspended his license for two years.
According to Sky Sport, Rooney’s team Everton fined him £320,000 ($434,048) after he was convicted of drunk driving.
Rooney announced last month that he was retiring from national team duty, ending a 14-year stint in which he became the country's top scorer with 53 goals.
In July, Rooney returned to Everton, his boyhood club, after 13 years with Manchester United. He has scored twice so far this season for the Merseyside team.
Rooney is England’s top scorer with 53 goals across 119 games.