Wayne Rooney regrets drunk driving incident with party girl Laura: I made a mistake

Updated: 19 December, 2017 09:20 IST | A Correspondent |

Everton striker Wayne Rooney recalls how his September drink drive incident involving Laura hurt his kids

England and Everton striker Wayne Rooney, who was arrested in September driving Laura Simpson's VW Beetle after a boozy night out in Cheshire, while wife Coleen was away, has revealed how the incident hurt his kids.

Laura Simpson

Rooney, 32, said he has learnt his lesson and loves working alongside adults with learning difficulties at a community garden centre. "Sometimes you make mistakes. I held my hands up. I made a mistake. I knew straight away I had made a stupid mistake and I have to move on. It is not nice. I've got children and it is not nice for them to see that. I try to move on and learn from it which I feel I am doing," Rooney said in an interview on talkSPORT radio.

Rooney with his sons Kai, Klay and Kit. Pic/Wayne's instagram account
Rooney with his sons Kai, Klay and Kit. Pic/Wayne's instagram account

Rooney, who was banned from driving for two years and ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service, added: "I'm still doing it and am about halfway through it. I will keep in touch with them and try to help. Just going in, they have made me feel so welcome. We don't actually talk about football. It is a refreshing place to go and it is relaxing."

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First Published: 18 December, 2017 14:17 IST

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