WP player in drunk-driving arrest

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:10
Large western province logo

Another Western Province player has landed in hot water over driving under the influence of alcohol.

Another Western Province player has landed in hot water over driving under the influence of alcohol.

Western Province Rugby, in a statement on Monday, confirmed that one of their players was held on suspicion that his blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit.

According to the statement the unnamed player's vehicle was stopped at random at the weekend.

"There is no allegation that he drove the vehicle in any untoward manner," the statement said.

"WP Rugby fully supports safe and responsible road usage.

"WP Rugby will also support the player, who has an exemplary disciplinary record to date, through its employee assistance programme.

"Western Province Rugby regards the matter as sub-judice and neither WP Rugby, nor the player, will comment further."

This follows less than a year after WP and Stormers flyer Cheslin Kolbe was arrested in the same manner.

Kolbe is set to appear in court next month, as his case continues.

There is no indication when the latest of the WP miscreants will appear in court.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 04 December 2015
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 19h05 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Ulster v Edinburgh 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Gloucester v Sale Sharks 19h45 Kingsholm
Sat, 05 December 2015
Treviso v Scarlets 15h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 15h00 Scotstoun
Harlequins v London Irish 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 15h00 Sixways
Bath v Northampton Saints 15h15 Recreation Ground
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 17h30 Ricoh Arena
Sun, 06 December 2015
Dragons v Munster 14h30 Rodney Parade
Newcastle Falcons v Saracens 15h00 Kingston Park
Zebre v Ospreys 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Team P W D L Pts
Golden Lions 10 10 0 0 48
Blue Bulls 10 8 0 2 39
Western Province 10 7 0 3 35
Free State Cheetahs 10 3 2 5 24
Sharks 10 4 1 5 22
Pumas 10 3 1 6 17
EP Kings 10 2 0 8 12
Griquas 10 1 0 9 8