England rugby star Danny Cipriani convicted of drink-driving

The 28-year-old crashed his Mercedes into a taxi in London last year

BY Robbie Dunne 10:56 Friday 24 June 2016, 10:56 24 Jun 2016

Danny Cipriani has been convicted of drink-driving despite claiming he "felt fine" having drank two espresso martinis and a champagne flute with his breakfast after three hours of sleep.

The England rugby player crashed his car in the early hours of June 1st of 2015. He was arrested when his Mercedes hit a taxi on Imperial Road in Fulham, west London and his eyes were described as being "glazed over" despite his protestations that he felt fine and had plenty of food and some sleep prior to the incident.

When breathalyzed on the spot, the 28-year-old was found to have 67 micro-grams of alcohol in 100ml of breath, which is twice the drink-drive limit.

He was found guilty of drink-driving on Friday following a trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Cipriani, who earns £3,200 a week, was ordered to pay a total of £7,620 in fines and costs.

He was also banned from driving for 18 months.

He was fined £4,500 and ordered to pay £3,120 in costs.

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