Carter facing drink-driving charge

Date published: February 16 2017

Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter is reportedly facing a drink-driving charge after he was questioned by police on Wednesday.

French magazine Closer report that Carter was stopped near the Champs-Elysees and that his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.98 grams of alcohol per litre of blood, with the permitted rate at 0.5 grams.

According to Closer, Carter was not arrested but will be required to appear in court.

Carter is currently sidelined with a leg injury suffered playing for Racing in the Top 14 at the end of January.

The 2015 World Rugby Player of the Year, and Test rugby’s leading points scorer of all time, released the following statement.

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