England's Danny Cipriani arrested on suspicion of drink driving

RugbyBy Sunday World
Danny Cipriani
Danny Cipriani

England rugby player Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crash in the early hours of Monday morning.

Reports on the BBC say that the fly half was arrested at 5am on Monday morning and taken to a west London police station following a collision between the player's Mercedes and a Toyota.

The incident happened just hours after the Sale man had starred for England in their thumping 73-12 win over the Barbarians at Twickenham, a performance that surely propelled the 27-year old up the rankings in the mind of England boss Stuart Lancaster ahead of the World Cup squad selction.

However, this incident may cause the head coach to think again.

The RFU are so far remainig tight-lipped, and Cipriani has yet to be charged.

In a statement the polcie said: "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."