Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney Waits to Hear His Fate over Community Work

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney Waits to Hear His Fate over Community Work

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WAYNE Rooney is waiting to find out where he'll be serving his 100 hour community service after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Magistrates in Stockport also banned the ex-United captain from the roads for two years after he was stopped by police while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow because the car's tail light was out. His alcohol reading was 104mg per 100ml of breath - almost three times the legal limit of 35mg.

The court heard the 31-year-old Everton striker voluntarily stopped the car, but an aggravating factor was there was a passenger in the vehicle.

The Volkswagen belonged to a woman he had met in the Bubble Room bar in Alderley Edge.

Immediately after the case, where Rooney was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge, he went straight to meet with the Probation Service.

It ruled he was eligible for unpaid work, despite his lofty profile. But now the question is what form will the community work take and where will the probation service send him? …

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