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Rugby ace banned from driving after golf buggy bender

Wales international rugby star Andy Powell was banned from driving for 15 months yesterday after pleading guilty to driving a golf buggy while unfit through drink.

Powell (28) was arrested at a motorway service station at junction 33 of the M4 hours after Wales had beaten Scotland in a Six Nations clash.

He was taken into custody with another man in the early hours of February 14 near the Wales team hotel in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The player pleaded guilty when he made his first appearance at Cardiff Magistrates' Court yesterday morning.

As well as the 15-month ban, Powell was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victims surcharge.

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