Dan Carter apologises for drink driving in France

The All Black star says he made a 'massive error of judgment'.

Former All Black Dan Carter has apologised to fans after being caught drink driving in France.

It was reported the star rugby player was stopped by police in Paris on February 15.

Local media reported Carter had forgotten his driver's license, and his blood alcohol reading was 0.98 grams of alcohol per litre of blood. The permitted rate in France is 0.5 grams.

The star first-five has since issued an apology for his behaviour on Facebook.

"No excuses - I made a massive error of judgment and have let down my club, my fans and most importantly my family," he wrote.

"I will have to now let the police/court process run its course and face the consequences. I'm just glad no one was harmed. Sorry."

According to French media, Carter was forced to leave his car and was released by police immediately. He will reportedly appear in court.

The record-breaking Number 10 played 112 tests for the All Blacks, and now plays for French club Racing 92.