- Footballer admitted drink driving and is banned from the road for two years
- He arrived at Everton’s training ground in a chauffeur-driving Range Rover
- Former England captain faces bill of up to £120,000 to be driven around
Wayne Rooney faces a bill of up to £120,000 to have a chauffeur drive him to and from Everton’s training ground following his driving ban for drink driving.
He arrived slumped down in the passenger seat of a chauffeur-driven Range Rover at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground this morning on the second of his 730 days banned from the road.
The former England captain issued a grovelling apology yesterday after he was given a two-year ban for being almost three times the drink-drive limit when he was stopped at the wheel of a car with a Laura Simpson, a woman he had just met in a nightclub.
Wayne Rooney was driven to training today after he was handed a two-year driving ban for drink-driving yesterday
The footballer, wearing a cap pulled down over his face, sat in the passenger seat as a driver drove him the 38-mile journey from his home in Cheshire to Everton’s training ground
He faces a huge bill to have a driver take him to training, matches and community service
The footballer, whose marriage to wife Coleen now hangs in the balance, now faces having to be driven to 75-mile round trip to training and back, as well lifts to matches and to his community service.
To add insult to injury, the route will take him past the Symposium nightclub in Wilmslow, Cheshire from where he drove Miss Simpson home and his night of shame began.
Yesterday’s hearing was told that his club, Everton, are likely to fine him two weeks wages, or around £300,000.
His club Everton are also unwilling to pay the estimated £120,000 bill for his two years being driven around by a driver, The Sun reported today.
Rooney’s fleet of luxury cars will have to be kept in the garage for the next two years
Rooney apologised for his behaviour after appearing at Stockport Magistrates Court yesterday. Former sales manager Miss Simpson (right, yesterday), insisted Rooney ‘wasn’t paralytic’ when he drove her VW Beetle