New Zealand great Dan Carter has apologised for a "massive error of judgement" after reports alleged he was stopped for drink-driving by police.
Carter, a two-time Rugby World Cup winner who now plays for Racing 92 in France's Top 14, issued a response via his official Facebook page following claims in the French media that he had been found to be over the limit during a roadside test in Paris.
The former All Blacks star wrote: "I am sure a lot of you have seen the headlines.
"No excuses - I made a massive error of judgment [sic] 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 played 112 games for the All Blacks and also won four Super Rugby titles with Crusaders.