Carter apologises for drink driving

Dan Carter has apologised on Facebook after being caught drink driving in France

New Zealand rugby union legend Dan Carter apologised for a "massive error in judgement" Thursday after French police stopped him for drink-driving in Paris.

The former All Black has reportedly been stopped for drink driving in Paris.

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.

His alcohol level was measured at 0.8 grams per litre of blood, the source said, confirming a story which appeared in celebrity magazine Closer. I am just glad no one was harmed. The limit is 0.5g/l.

Carter was not held in custody and will be summoned to court for trial.

The 34-year-old shifted to France following the 2015 World Cup where he played a starring role, ending his record-breaking career at 112 Tests.

They were later cleared of any wrongdoing by the French Rugby Federation which said corticosteroids were legally used under the Therapeutic Use Exemption rules to aid injury recovery.

Carter is now watching his teammates from the sideline after tearing his right adductor at the start of this month while captaining Racing 92 for the first time.

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