Former All Black Dan Carter is back in New Zealand on holiday following the drunk driving scandal currently engulfing him back in France.
French publication L'Equipe yesterday reported the Racing 92 star was stopped by police at a checkpoint where he was caught over the limit, speeding and not carrying a driver's licence.
Dan Carter took to Instagram upon his arrival back into New Zealand.
Source: Instagram/Dan Carter
With the 2015 World Cup winner currently injured and his Racing 92 side on a break from club rugby due to the European Six Nations tournament, Carter has been allowed to return to New Zealand with his family.
The trip home is believed to have been pre-planned.
Carter issued an apology for the incident through Facebook yesterday.
"I am sure a lot of you have seen the headlines," Carter wrote.
"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."
Carter's club Racing 92 are yet to comment on the incident.
French rugby expert Richard Escot told 1 NEWS that Carter could be facing a fine, as well as possible jail time.
"It's a big deal in France," Escot said.
"It's up to a 7000 Euro's (NZD $10,336) fine and that can lead to jail time at the maximum."
However, Escot believes that the court will not look inflict as harsh a punishment as that on the former All Black.
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