Dan Carter apologises for ‘massive error of judgement’

  • Dan Carter is reportedly facing a drink-driving charge
  • French magazine Closer report that Carter was stopped near the Champs-Elysees
  • According to Closer, Carter was not arrested but will be required to appear in court
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter has admitted he made “a massive error of judgement” after he allegedly failed a drink-driving test in France on Wednesday night.

The former New Zealand fly-half posted a statement on his official Facebook page, appearing to confirm reports in France that he had been stopped by police and breathalysed near the Champs Elysses in the centre of Paris.



It’s alleged that Carter did not have his driving licence on him, and his blood alcohol level measured at 0.98 grams of alcohol per litre of blood, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.5 grams.

Punishments in France for drink-driving range from an on-the-spot fine up to a two-year prison sentence.

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