Former All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter has apologised after he was involved in a drink-driving incident in Paris.
Carter, who was named IRB Player of the Year in 2005, 2012 and 2015 was stopped by Frepolice in the French capital and was tested at roadside on Wednesday night.
According to reports his alcohol measure was recorded at 0.8 grams per litre of blood, which is above the allowed limit but he was neither detained nor arrested by the police.
Carter, who has amassed 1598 points at international level and another 1708 points for his club Crusaders will have to attend a hearing at the local police station and if the case goes to court, he might be fined €4 500 or can be imposed a jail-sanction of two years.
The 34-year-old was quick to apologise on his facebook page and was relieved that there was no causality reported.
"I made a massive error of judgment".
"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."