England international comes clean on drink-drive shame

World Cup winner Marlie Packer has credited the support of her family, team-mates and England Rugby in the aftermath of being found guilty of drink-driving last year.

In an emotional interview with the BBC, the England international described the shame of being found guilty of the offence for a second time.

“I was heartbroken – I wanted to dig a hole, jump in it and cover myself up,” she said.

The 29-year-old hit another vehicle while driving home after watching a Saracens pre-season game on 1 September. She was twice the legal drink-drive limit.

After admitting the offence at Wimbledon Magistrates court in November, she was given a £461 fine, ordered to pay £131 in court costs and received a 17-month driving ban.

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