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Dan Carter Opens Up On Drink Driving And Admits He “Feels Sick” Thinking About It

Dan Carter is currently in his final contracted season with Racing 92 and he hopes that he can help the club achieve silverware this season, be it in the Champions Cup or the Top 14. 

The All Blacks legend moved to the French heavyweights after the 2015 Rugby World Cup and he admits that he has some big decisions to make with regards to his future when he finishes up with the Parisian club in May.

Whether to return home to New Zealand with his family, or continue playing overseas, that is a decision which will be on the forefront of Carter’s mind over the next couple of months.

“I’m kind of going through those thoughts at the moment, whether I stay, whether I look at other opportunities. Home, New Zealand, is where the family is and family is a big part of my life,” Carter told the Devlin Radio Show.

Carter also opened up on the five-month driving ban he received for being caught over the legal blood-alcohol limit – Carter was stopped by police near the Champs-Elysess in February – and he admits that he’s just glad the situation didn’t have worse consequences.

“It actually made me feel sick and it makes me feel sick now, thinking and talking about it. As much as I’d like to say I’ve moved on from it, it’s something I’ll have to live with for the rest of my life.

“I’m very fortunate that the consequences weren’t a lot worse than they could have potentially been. It’s something I’ll have to live with and something I’ve learned a very big lesson from and something I’m not proud of,” Carter said.

Carter registered an alcohol limit of .98g/l, above the legal limit of .5g/l. It was a serious lack of judgement from the 112-times capped All Black but it definitely seems that he’s learned his lesson.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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