Dan Carter apologises after arrest for drink-driving

He was caught by French police in Paris on Wednesday

Dan Carter apologises after arrest for drink-driving

Dan Carter of Racing 92. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Former All Black star Dan Carter was arrested in Paris on Wednesday after being stopped by French police near the Champs-Elysee in Paris.

The New Zealand Herald are reporting that he didn't have his licence on him at the time and had a blood alcohol level of 0.98g per litre, above the limit of 0.5g.

Carter posted the following apology on Facebook: "I am sure a lot of you have seen the headlines. 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."

Racing 92’s Dan Carter. Image: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Carter played for 112 times for New Zealand and has World Cup winning medals for both 2011 and 2015 although he suffered an injury during the group stages of the former ruling him out for the majority of the competition.

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter with the Bledisloe Cup. Image: ©INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga

He currently plays for French club Racing 92 and works alongside former Ireland out-half Ronan O'Gara in Paris. 

He helped his side win the 2015-16 Top 14 championship.