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All Blacks legend Dan Carter facing jail after being caught drink-driving 'at almost twice the legal limit'

Mirror logo Mirror 17/02/2017 Liam Corless
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New Zealand rugby union legend Dan Carter could be jailed after he was caught drink driving at almost twice the legal alcohol limit.

The World Cup winner, 34, insisted he was "just glad no one was harmed" in a grovelling apology following the incident in Paris earlier this week.

All Blacks ace Carter was reportedly found to have 0.98g of alcohol in his system for every litre of blood, with the legal limit in France 0.5g per litre.

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The Racing 92 fly-half was not detained or arrested, but faces court - and a maximum two-year prison sentence and a fine worth around £4000 - as well as six penalty points on his licence.

"I am sure a lot of you have seen the headlines," Carter wrote on Facebook. "No excuses - I made a massive error of judgment and have let down my club, my fans and most importantly my family.

"I will have to now let the police/court process run its course and face the consequences. I am just glad no one was harmed. Sorry."


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