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Rugby star Danny Cipriani convicted of drink-driving

AAPAAP 24/06/2016 Rachael Burnett

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been convicted of drink-driving after getting behind the wheel having spent the night drinking cocktails and champagne.

The fly-half, 28, was so drunk his eyes were "glazed", he slurred his words and could not stand straight after he crashed his black Mercedes into a taxi in London at 5.15am on June 1 last year.

The Wasps player, then with Sale Sharks and formerly of Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels, was breathalysed after the crash in Imperial Road, Fulham, and found to have 67 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath - twice the drink-drive limit.

He was found guilty of drink-driving on Friday following a trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Danny Cipriani was ordered to pay a total of STG7620 ($A14,900) in fines and costs and banned from driving for 18 months at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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