Welsh Rugby
Powell arrested after buggy incident
February 14, 2010
Wales No.8 Andy Powell shrugs off a tackler, Wales v Argentina, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, November 21, 2009
Andy Powell could be in hot water with the Welsh management © Getty Images

Wales flanker Andy Powell has been arrested after driving a golf buggy towards a motorway following his side's thrilling Six Nations win over Scotland at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Powell was arrested with a 28-year-old man near junction 34 of the M4, close to the Wales team hotel.

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 police did not confirm whether Powell was the man to fail the breathalyser, but the Cardiff Blues powerhouse is likely to face heavy sanction from the Wales management.

"The WRU is aware of a Police investigation into an incident involving the player Andy Powell and is monitoring its progress," a statement read. "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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