Wayne Rooney puts car up for sale on Auto Trader following drink-driving ban

Everton’s Wayne Rooney is selling his BMW online.
Everton’s Wayne Rooney is selling his BMW online.

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has put his car up for sale on Auto Trader after being banned from driving.

The Everton striker was hit with a two-year ban after being caught drink driving following a night out in Chesire last year.

Rooney was arrested when police pulled him over in the early hours of September 1, 2017, in Wilmslow.

He was handed the lengthy ban and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a community order and fined £170 at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.

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Rather than letting his motor collect dust in his garage, Rooney has decided to put his BMW i8 plug-in hybrid up for sale on the car trading website for £64,995.

A screenshot of the car listing
A screenshot of the car listing

Erin Baker, Auto Trader editorial director, said: “It’s refreshing to see a footballer driving a hybrid, rather than a Chelsea tractor or gas-guzzling supercar, and even more so to see a footballer’s car in a sober colour.

“The trend with more premiership stars plugging-in also reflects the UK car market. Auto Trader data for December 2017 shows that searches for electric vehicles were up 56 per cent year-on-year – with hybrid vehicles also showing a substantial 50 per cent rise in searches.

“Electric and hybrid adoption continues to grow across the UK as manufacturers invest in more affordable and desirable models and car buyers become more aware of the benefits of driving an alternatively fuelled vehicle.”

Rooney, 32, is the only owner of the BMW after he bought it new in January 2015 for around £50,000 more than its current asking price.

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