Former Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney was arrested on 16th December 2018, at Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C. for public intoxication, according to local police.
According to Reuters, Rooney, who has played for U.S. soccer team D.C. United since last year, was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on Dec. 16, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, the local sheriff’s office said.
Wayne Rooney was arrested at an international arrivals gate at Dulles after he triggered a door alarm but did not breach airport security, a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman said in a statement.
He received a $25 fine, according to court documents.
Wayne, 33, was released later the same day on a personal recognizance bond, said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
It was not immediately clear why authorities had delayed releasing details of Rooney’s arrest for more than two weeks. Rooney’s agent could not be reached immediately for comment.
“We are aware of news reports indicating that Wayne was arrested in December,” D.C. United said in a statement obtained by the Washington Post. “We understand the media’s interest in this matter but believe this is a private matter for Wayne that D.C. United will handle internally.”