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England rugby star Danny Cipriani in drink-drive arrest

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Image caption Danny Cipriani starred for England in the 73-12 triumph over the Barbarians on Sunday

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a car crash.

The Sale Sharks fly-half was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in Chelsea, west London, at about 05:15 BST on Monday.

Cipriani, 27, was breath-tested and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.

In 2013 he was hit by a bus while on a night out with team-mates, suffering concussion.

'No injuries'

England have not commented on the incident.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said officers were called to reports of two cars in collision on Imperial Road, London SW6.

There were no reports of any injuries.

"The cars involved were a silver Toyota Prius and a black Mercedes C63," she said.

"The driver of the Mercedes, a 27-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

"He was taken to a west London police station where he was later released on police bail. Return date to be confirmed."

Cipriani, who starred for England in the 73-12 triumph over the Barbarians on Sunday, is hopeful of a place in head coach Stuart Lancaster's squad for this year's Rugby World Cup.

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