Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Cipriani held over 'drink driving'

Published 02/06/2015

Danny Cipriani was arrested over the incident in Chelsea, west London
Danny Cipriani was arrested over the incident in Chelsea, west London

Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning car crash.

The Sale Sharks fly-half, 27, was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in the Chelsea area of west London shortly after 5am on Monday.

He was given a breath test and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at approximately 5.15am on Monday, 1 June to reports of two cars in collision in Imperial Road, SW6.

"No reports of any injuries.

"The cars involved were a silver Toyota Prius and a black Mercedes C63.

"The driver of the Mercedes, a 27-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

"He was taken to a west London police station where he was later released on police bail. Return date to be confirmed."

Cipriani, who starred for England in the 73-12 triumph over the Barbarians this weekend, is hopeful for a place in head coach Stuart Lancaster's squad for this year's Rugby World Cup.

In 2013 he suffered concussion after being hit by a bus while on a night out with team-mates.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph