Rugby | Dan Carter confesses to drink-driving


Former All Black Dan Carter has apologized for drink-driving in Paris last night.

French newspaper L’Equipe reported that the Racing 92 flyhalf was stopped by police at a checkpoint near the Champs-Elysees, and that his alcohol level was .98g/l, which is well above the authorised limit of .5g/l.

Carter and fellow former All Blacks star Ali Williams had attended Paris St-Germain’s 4-0 demolition of Barcelona in the Champions League earlier that evening.

The two-time Rugby World Cup winner also reportedly did not have his driver’s licence with him when he was stopped.

The 34 year old had to leave his car, but was not placed in custody, and will now face a court appearance.

Carter, who was involved in a doping scandal after the French Top 14 Final in October, has admitted to the charge via a Facebook statement.

“I am sure a lot of you have seen the headlines,” he wrote.

“No excuses – I made a massive error of judgment and have let down my club, my fans and most importantly my family.

“I will have to now let the police/court process run its course and face the consequences. I am just glad no one was harmed. Sorry.”

Carter is currently sidelined for six months due to a right abductor injury.

The New Zealand native played 112 test matches for the All Blacks between 2003-15, and is the highest-point scorer in the history of test rugby.

David Smith