Rugby ace Danny Cipriani arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday (April 18) as his lawyers work to clear him of drink driving allegations after his Mercedes crashed into another car.

The Sale Sharks fly-half has been accused of being almost double the legal drink driving limit - 67 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - when he was stopped by Metropolitan police officers in Chelsea on June 1 2015.

It was hours after England's record-breaking 73-12 win over Barbarians at Twickenham, in which Cipriani made two tries, 10 conversions and a penalty.

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28-year-old Cipriani is said to have admitted to police at the scene in Imperial Road that he was the driver, but his legal team said there are issues with identifying him.

His lawyers also claimed that his breath test at Fulham Police station was 'unduly delayed' by an hour-long chat to the custody sergeant.

The one-day trial is due to bring an outcome after he denied the drink driving charges at Hammersmith Magistrates Court on December 10.

More on the trial to follow.

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