Former England captain Wayne Rooney in a court hearing on Monday morning was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of 12-month community order after being caught three times the legal alcohol limit.

The 31 year-old Everton striker who was also fined £170 will take part in a drink-driving rehabilitation course, which would reduce his driving ban by 24 weeks. He was stopped by police after a night out in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on September 1. He was later arrested and bailed.

“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong. I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career. Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.” Rooney said in a statement