Rugby league was maintaining a good image. Until now. This one comes from the Gold Coast, with Titans utility Paul Carter stood down by the club after being pulled over and busted by police for a drink-driving charge.
Carter, who was driving the wrong way down a local street, was caught by police and recorded a blood-alcohol limit of nearly four times the legal limit.
The incident came after a midweek binge for the 22-year old, who was enjoying the party festivities on the Surfers Paradise.
With a blood alcohol level of 0.193 in his system when he got behind the wheel, he was arrested and charge for driving under the influence of alcohol.
As a result, a club statement said the following in relation to the incident and to Carter being stood down.
â€œThe NRLâ€™s Integrity Unit has been advised of the offence and the club will continue to work closely with the NRL as the matter is further investigated,â€ the statement said.
â€œNo other comment will be provided at this stage.â€
The incident has seen Carter’s licence suspended immediately and he will be ordered to appear at Southern Magistrates Court on July 3.
Additionally, it is expected that he will face disqualification from driving and heavy fines.