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After 10-hour Drinking Spree, Pro Footballer Rooney Takes Woman Home

Wayne Rooney

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was today (Friday) charged with drink driving after being pulled over while taking a 29-year-old brunette home from a night out in her Volkswagen Beetle.

The 31-year-old striker had earlier been seen dancing on the tables and singing Oasis songs during what sources close to him called an ‘all-day, all-night’ drinking session with friends close to his £6m home Thursday night.

The ex-Manchester United star’s pregnant wife Coleen, 31, was on holiday in Mallorca while the footballer’s night of hi-jinks unfolded.

Rooney posed for selfies with fans at a host of bars and restaurants near his Prestbury home before attempting to drive home in a black car owned by an office worker from Salford, Greater Manchester, just after 2am.

Some 10 hours earlier, he met up with former Manchester United team mate Wes Brown and Burnley defender Phil Bardsley’s younger brother to begin their night.

The trio went for a meal at Italian restaurant Piccolino in Alderley Edge at around 4pm and then moved onto the plush Bubble Room bar where they partied until 10pm.

Onlookers saw the trio singing and dancing to local band Funky Treacle, who were playing Oasis covers and Rooney was seen bellowing their rendition of Wonderwall at around 10pm.

The group moved on to a club in nearby Wilmslow before Rooney opted to try and drive a woman who had partied with them home, as she was too drunk to drive herself, sources close to him told MailOnline.

After his arrest, he spent almost 12 hours in cells before being bailed and driven home by his agent Paul Stretford while making stony-faced phone calls on his mobile.

It is understood Coleen was today returning from her Spanish holiday home, where she was pictured showing off her baby bump on Tuesday.

In the early hours of Friday morning, the group were seen inside the ‘late-night’ cocktail bar Symposium in the nearby town of Wilmslow, just two miles away. The venue is owned by Hollyoaks actor Ashley Taylor-Dawson.

After leaving the venue, Rooney was pulled over while driving a black VW Beetle and was arrested by officers. A source told Metro that he was three times over the limit.

He was Friday granted bail and was spotted wearing last night’s clothes after spending the night at Middlewich Custody Suite.

The former Champions League winner looked dispirited on the phone while slumped in the back of the Range Rover as he was driven home by his agent Paul Stretford.

Cheshire Police today confirmed they have charged Rooney with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. He is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on September 18.

A police spokesman said: ‘The man was arrested shortly after 2.00am today, Friday 1 September, after officers stopped a black VW Beetle on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow.

“Wayne Rooney, aged 31, has since been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit.

“Rooney has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on 18/9/2017.”

Mr. and Mrs. Rooney have lived in Cheshire for the past 12 years, in a mansion in Prestbury, not far from the Everton training ground at Finch Farm.

This is the latest drink-related indiscretion in Rooney’s private life, which has often run parallel to an impressive playing career.

Last November, he was seen ‘stumbling around’ and could ‘hardly speak’ after crashing a wedding following England’s win over Scotland in a World Cup qualifier.