Springbok player charged with drunk driving

Golden Lions and Springbok rugby player Andre Pretorius was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after an accident early on Saturday.

Pretorius, 27, was in Main Road, Bryanston in Johannesburg, when his vehicle collided with another one just after 1am.

He was arrested and charged, as was the other driver.

Police spokesperson Captain Schalk Bornman said two men were taken to Randburg police station and later released on R500 bail each.

"Both were booked for drunken driving and will appear in the Randburg magistrate's court on Monday," he said.

Bornman said it was likely their cases would be postponed pending the finalisation and receipt of blood tests taken after the accident.

Pretorius plays flyhalf for the Springboks. - Sapa


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