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Wayne Rooney arrested on drink driving suspicion

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Stopped by police late last night near Cheshire home

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It appears Wayne Rooney was as frustrated as the rest of the Everton fans about the lack of serious activity on transfer deadline day.

Multiple media sources are reporting this morning that the forward was pulled up by the police under suspicion of driving while under the influence and subsequently arrested near his home in Chester following a night out drinking.

According to other tabloids, Rooney was -

‘three times the limit when arrested at 6am for drink-driving hours after dancing on bar tables and singing to Oasis on night out with ex-Man United teammates’

This is not the first time he has come under scrutiny for his alcohol-related escapades, having appeared drunk in public while on England duty last season while he was still with Manchester United.

Per the Daily Mail -

He posed for photographs with fans inside the venue and was later stopped by police following his night out just a few miles from his home.

Sources said he is still under arrest after being taken to a local police station where he was quizzed by officers.

Rooney was seen partying with his former Manchester United teammate Wes Brown and Burnley defender Phil Bardsley's younger brother.

Last season, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was arrested on similar charges. The Brazilian was not sanctioned by his club, and didn’t miss a match. He did, however, receive a £20,000 fine and one year driving ban.

In 2015, then-Everton midfielder Darron Gibson was banned from driving for 20 months and picked up a fine of around £5,000 after the Irishman hit 3 cyclists with his car while drink driving.

During 2010, Blues’ attacker Steven Pienaar was arrested for drink driving, as well as failing to comply with a traffic sign. He received a driving ban of 12 months.

Everton have not commented publicly on Rooney’s situation yet and there’s more to come as details from the situation continue to emerge.