All Black legend Carter sorry for drink-driving

Andrew Cummings
February 17, 2017

All Blacks legend Dan Carter has apologised on social media after being caught drink driving in Paris. He had also forgotten his driver's licence according to a report in the French magazine, Closer, which broke the story on Friday.

French magazine, Closer, have reported the two-time Rugby World Cup victor was stopped by police driving allegedly nearly twice the legal limit near the Champs-Elysees - in central Paris.

Carter has posted an apology on his Facebook page this afternoon, saying he's glad no one was harmed.


"I've let down my club, fans and most importantly my family", Carter said.

He wrote that he let the police and court process run its course and face the consequences. The legal limit is 0.5g/litre.

The French publication also reported a year ago that the first-five had tested positive in a drug testing last October.


Carter, a three-time World Player of the Year, is regarded as one of the sport's finest fly-halfs and was a World Cup victor with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015.

The pair was defended by their club and later cleared of any wrongdoing a week later by the French Rugby Federation.

Newstalk ZB correspondent Catherine Field told Mike Hosking it's hard to know if his team, Racing 92, will have his back.


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