Former All Black Dan Carter has arrived back in New Zealand and reiterated his error of judgement this week with his failed drink-drive test in Paris.
On social media Carter posted: "Just got back in New Zealand for what was supposed to be a fun pre planned holiday.
"Seeing the family again puts fresh perspective on just how big a mistake I made. #dontdrinkanddrive."
Carter made an apology on Facebook yesterday after being caught drink driving in Paris, saying he was glad no one was hurt.
The French newspaper L'Equipe reported Carter was stopped on Wednesday by police and had a blood alcohol concentration nearly twice the legal limit.
He says he would let the court process run its course and would face the consequences.
The 34-year-old World Cup winner suffered a groin injury last month and is still undergoing treatment, while the French Top 14 takes a break next weekend for the Six Nations.