17 Feb 2017

Carter apologises for drink driving

1:28 pm on 17 February 2017

Former All Black Dan Carter has apologised after French media reported he was caught drink driving in Paris.

Dan Carter

Dan Carter Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Carter was stopped late Wednesday night (local time) by police in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, the reports said.

He was not carrying his driver's licence and had a blood alcohol concentration of .98 grams per litre when the limit is .5 grams per litre, they said.

On his Facebook page this afternoon he he said he had no excuse.

"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."

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

Photo: Facebook

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

He joined French club Racing 92 following the All Blacks' victory at the 2015 World Cup.

The 34-year-old played 112 times for the All Blacks over a 12-year period.

He claimed the Comeback of the Year title at the Laureus Sports Awards for his efforts at the 2015 World Cup.

Carter tweeted a picture of himself at the Champions League soccer match between Paris St Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening.

Punishments for drink-driving in France range from an on-the-spot fine to two years in prison.