Rugby star Cipriani given 18-month driving ban

Danny Cipriani has been banned from driving. Credit: PA

Danny Cipriani has been convicted of drink-driving after arrested following a night of drinking champagne and cocktails.

The England international was so drunk his eyes were "glazed", he was slurring his words and could not stand straight after his black Mercedes crashed into a taxi at 5.15am on June 1 last year.

Wasps fly-half Cipriani was breathalysed at the scene in Imperial Road, Fulham, when he was found to have 67 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath - twice the drink-drive limit.

He was found guilty of drink-driving on Friday following a trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Cipriani, who earns £3,200 a week, was ordered to pay a total of £7,620 in fines and costs.

He was also banned from driving for 18 months.

He was fined £4,500 and ordered to pay £3,120 in costs.