All Blacks legend Dan Carter opened up about his drink-driving charge earlier this year, saying that he still “feels sick” about the incident.
According to Stuff, police said that Carter was speeding and not carrying his driver’s licence in Paris last February.
In addition, the two-time World Cup winner suffered public disgrace and lost a profitable sponsorship with Land Rover after the incident.
He had reportedly been caught intoxicated at the time and banned from driving for five months, AFP reports.
Carter, who is now playing for Racing 92 in France's Top 14 said: "It's not about the punishment that the judge gives you or the fine or anything like that, it's actually the potential consequences that really hit home for you," he told New Zealand's Radio Sport in a phone interview.
"It actually made me feel sick and it makes me feel sick now, thinking and talking about it.
"Much as I'd love to say I've moved on from it, it's something I'm going to have to live with for the rest of my life."
AFP adds that the 35-year-old was enjoying a change of lifestyle in France but was weighing up whether to return to New Zealand as he is contracted to the end of this season.
"I'm kind of going through those thoughts at the moment, whether I stay, whether I look at other opportunities," he said.
"New Zealand is where the family is and family is a big part of my life."