RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian soccer star Romario has been fined $614 and had his license revoked for five days for refusing to take a breath test.
State authorities said in a statement he was stopped before dawn Sunday in a random police check for drunken drivers. His Land Rover wasn’t towed because he had a passenger who was sober and drove the car away.
Romario was also fined $530 for refusing to take a breath test in March 2010.
The World Cup winner was elected as a representative to the lower house of Congress in 2010. He led Brazil to the 1994 World Cup title and was voted the world’s best player that year.