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Rugby star on drink-driving charge

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Danny Care, the England rugby player, has been charged with drink-driving after being stopped in the early hours of New Year's Day.

In light of the incident, it has been announced that he will not be included in the line up for the Six Nations squad.

Care, 25, said that he will admit the charge. It is the second alcohol-related arrest in under a month for the player.

In December Care, who plays scrum-half for Harlequins, was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and was issued a fine.

Conor O'Shea, club director at Quins, said after the first offence that the player would learn his lesson and that he would not repeat the mistake.

Care issued an apology for his behaviour and said: "I do understand the need for England players to be role models in the game and have tried to live up to that at all times, but have made a couple of stupid decisions in the past weeks."

Not only has Care's decision impacted his professional life, but if he is convicted he can expect to have to pay high car insurance premiums.

© Press Association 2012