Cape Town - A Western Province rugby player was released on bail after he arrested for drunken driving on Saturday.

The 24-year-old player’s vehicle was stopped and police had tested his blood, the union’s spokesman Howard Kahn said.

He confirmed that the player was held by police on suspicion his blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit.

“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,” Khan said.

The player’s name is known to the Cape Times, but it is being withheld until he is charged and has appeared in court.

Police spokesman Tembinkosi Kinana said the player was arrested for drunken driving in Strand Street, Cape Town.

“We was released on bail yesterday (Monday), pending further investigation,” said Kinana.

The player will appear in court on December 10.

Cape Times