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Rooney took pills before US arrest

Wayne Rooney’s arrest for public intoxication was due to mixing sleeping pills and alcohol, his spokesman said.
The former Manchester United star was arrested in the US accused of public intoxication and swearing charges.
The 33-year-old football ace, who now plays for American team DC United, was taken into custody on December 16 in Virginia, officials said

Rooney was charged and paid a $25 fine and $91 costs on January 4, according to documents from Loudoun General District Court.

His public intoxication arrest came when he was left “disorientated” by prescribed sleeping tablets he took on a flight while drinking, his spokesman said.
In a statement, the spokesman said: “Wayne Rooney was arrested and detained at Dulles airport following a long flight from Saudi Arabia after a one-day promotional business trip.
“During the flight Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival.His public intoxication arrest came when he was left “disorientated” by prescribed sleeping tablets he took on a flight while drinking, his spokesman said.
In a statement, the spokesman said: “Wayne Rooney was arrested and detained at Dulles airport following a long flight from Saudi Arabia after a one-day promotional business trip.
“During the flight Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival.

“He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterwards at the airport. The matter is now at an end.
“Wayne would like to put on record his appreciation for the manner he was treated by all involved.
“No further comment will be made.”

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