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England star Danny Cipriani arrested on suspicion of drink driving

England's Danny Cipriani
England's Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning car crash.

The Sale Sharks fly-half, 27, was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in the Chelsea area of west London shortly after 5am on Monday.

He was given a breath test and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at approximately 5.15am on Monday, 1 June to reports of two cars in collision in Imperial Road, SW6.

"No reports of any injuries.

"The cars involved were a silver Toyota Prius and a black Mercedes C63.

"The driver of the Mercedes, a 27-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

"He was taken to a west London police station where he was later released on police bail. Return date to be confirmed."

Cipriani, who starred for England in the 73-12 triumph over the Barbarians this weekend, is hopeful for a place in head coach Stuart Lancaster's squad for this year's Rugby World Cup.

In 2013 he suffered concussion after being hit by a bus while on a night out with team-mates.

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