RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Authorities say former Brazil striker Romario was fined US$530 for refusing to take a breathalyzer test during a traffic stop.

Brazil's state government says in a statement that Romario was asked to take the test early Monday as police randomly checked for drunk drivers.

Romario gave no reason for refusing, but was forced to call a friend to come and drive his car home for him.

Romario - who led Brazil to the 1994 World Cup title and was voted the world's best player that year - has seen other trouble of late.

Last July he spent a night in jail for failure to pay child support.

In the same month, he was convicted of tax evasion.