Saturday 18 January 2020

Welsh rugby star Powell held after cart 'joyride'

Laura Harding in Cardiff

Welsh rugby star Andy Powell was arrested after driving a golf buggy towards a motorway hours after defeating Scotland in a thrilling Six Nations match, sources revealed yesterday.

Back row forward Powell (28) was arrested with another 28-year-old man at a service station near the M4 motorway, close to the spa hotel in the Vale of Glamorgan where his team was 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. The men did not drive the buggy on to the motorway.

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

Irish Independent

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