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Rooney arrested and fined in US

January 7, 2019 7:00 am

Wayne Rooney was arrested and fined in the United States last month for public intoxication and swearing.

Former England and Manchester United captain, who now plays for Major League Soccer’s DC United, was arrested on 16 December in Virginia.

According to BBC Sports, Rooney was taken into custody “on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police”.

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Rooney was arrested at Dulles International Airport, which is located in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, after a returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia where he attended the opening race of the Formula E season.

He was a charged with a ‘Class 4’ misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of $250.

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