Former England football captain Wayne Rooney charged with drink driving

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink driving, police said.

The Everton striker, 31, was stopped in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on Friday.

Wayne Rooney.

Wayne Rooney.

He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on September 18, Cheshire Police said.

Rooney, all-time top scorer for England and Manchester United, is not due to play this weekend after retiring from the national team last month.

It came after he rejoined his boyhood club Everton from United this summer after 13 years at Old Trafford.

He has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they have three children together.

Rooney was pulled over on Altrincham Road, in Wilmslow, around six miles north-west of the family home in Prestbury.

His court hearing is set for the day after United take on Everton at Old Trafford in the Premier League.