Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink and driving, British police said on Friday.

Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, was stopped by police near his home in Cheshire, northwest England, in the early hours of Friday.

“The man was arrested shortly after 2.00am (0100GMT) today, Friday 1 September, after officers stopped a black VW Beetle,” said a police statement.

Police said the 31-year-old has since been charged with driving while over the prescribed limit. Rooney had been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on September 18.

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