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Wales ace arrested after buggy stunt

15/02/2010 11:39:36 AM Comments (0)

Wales star Andy Powell was arrested after driving a golf buggy towards a motorway just hours after playing in his country's 31-24 win over Scotland in the Six Nations.

The 28-year-old was reportedly arrested with another 28-year-old man at a service station near junction 34 of the M4 motorway, close to the spa hotel in the Vale of Glamorgan where the Wales team were staying.

Inspector Tony McAlinden, of South Wales Police, said: "I can confirm that two 28-year-old males were arrested on suspicion of taking and driving away a golf cart. One of the males subsequently failed a breathalyser."

The identity of the other man is not known and police would not confirm who failed the breathalyser.

Both men are from the Brecon area of mid Wales, police said.

Brecon-born Powell has won 14 caps for Wales and toured with the British Lions squad to South Africa.

The forward plays his club rugby for Cardiff Blues.

A statement from the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said: "The WRU is aware of a police investigation into an incident involving the player Andy Powell and is monitoring its progress.

"The National Squad views matters of player conduct extremely seriously.

"Members of the National Squad management will formally speak to the player before any further statement is issued.

"The WRU has advised the player on the opportunities he can consider for legal representation at this stage."

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