Dan Carter All Blacks legend 'stopped for drink-driving'

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New Zealand rugby union legend Dan Carter was stopped for drink-driving in the French capital, a Paris police source confirmed Thursday.

Racing-Metro's fly-half Dan Carter runs stopped for drink-driving in Paris with an alcohol level was measured at 0.8grams of alcohol per litre of blood play

Racing-Metro's fly-half Dan Carter runs stopped for drink-driving in Paris with an alcohol level was measured at 0.8grams of alcohol per litre of blood

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New Zealand rugby union legend Dan Carter was stopped for drink-driving in the French capital, a Paris police source confirmed Thursday.

The two-time World Cup winner, who is based in France where he plays for defending champions Racing 92, was tested at the roadside in the city's western 17th arrondissement on Wednesday night.

His alcohol level was measured at 0.8grams of alcohol per litre of blood, the source said, confirming a story which appeared in celebrity magazine Closer.

However, the 34-year-old was neither detained nor arrested although he will be expected to attend a local police station.

With his alcohol level measured at just above the legal limit, Carter could be punished by a six-point penalty on his driving licence.

If the case goes to court, then a fine of 4,500 euros ($4,800, £3,845) or even a two-year jail sentence could be imposed.

Carter, a three-time World Player of the Year, is regarded as one of the sport's finest fly-halfs and was a World Cup winner with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015.

He is also the sport's record points scorer with 1,598 points in 112 internatonals.

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