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Andy Powell Arrested

Post by fuzzylogic » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:17 pm

Wales rugby star Andy Powell has been arrested for allegedly taking and driving away a golf buggy, hours after his team's dramatic win over Scotland.

The Cardiff Blues player was arrested with another man at 0600 GMT on Sunday at services off junction 33 of the M4 in the Vale of Glamorgan.

One of the two arrested men failed a breath test, South Wales Police said. But the BBC does not know which of the men this was.

No charges have yet been brought.

A police spokesman confirmed two 28-year-old men from Brecon were arrested and that investigations are ongoing.

He said: "South Wales Police can confirm that two 28-year-old males from the Brecon area were arrested on suspicion of taking and driving away a golf buggy.

"One of those males subsequently failed a breath test."

Powell played in the 31-24 victory in the Six Nations championship.

It is understood the golf buggy was taken from the Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort, where the Wales team were stayed before and after the Scotland game at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

However, a spokesman for the hotel said they could not comment as a police investigation was ongoing.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has been asked to comment.

Brecon-born rugby flanker Powell, 28, has won 14 caps for Wales and toured with the British Lions squad to South Africa.

The forward plays regional rugby for Cardiff Blues, after joining from the Llanelli Scarlets in 2005. He has also played for Beziers, Leicester and Newport.

Cardiff Blues said it was a matter for the Wales team.
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by WhiteKnightoftheWeld » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:13 pm

good going, getting all the way to a service station on the M4!!
i guess the fancy team hotel doesnt do rustler quarterpounders and when you've had a few, nothing else will do!
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by Gary » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:54 pm

Only a rugby forward would do that. A back would have "borrowed" a Porsche. Would love to have seen a golf buggy on the motorway :lol:
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by FRB » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:59 pm

:drunken: :lol: :silent: :lol:

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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by bogboy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:50 pm

I expect the excuse will be " We wanted an early round of golf -- but we're short of a Driver "
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Sadly the days of people using proper English are went

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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by AndyB » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:27 pm

One of the most overrated players in international rugby!

And an idiot it seems too.

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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by Jackie Brown » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:40 pm

Drink driving and stealing a vehicle, I would hope it's not just a fine he gets.

Wonder how much time you'd get for nicking a golf buggie and driving it down the M2 while wasted. He's lucky he wasn't killed and more improtantly he's lucky he didn't kill an innocent member of the public.
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by moondance » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:01 pm

I think people are being a bit hard on the lad

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An easy mistake to make if you've had a few wee celebratory drinks!

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Post by Ulster throw in » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:04 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by Off the Top » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:40 am

Glad to see the old amateur spirit hasn't left rugby in this professional age.

Respect Andy Powell

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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by Shan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:22 am

AndyB wrote:One of the most overrated players in international rugby!

And an idiot it seems too.
I'd leave out the "one of" but otherwise this is correct.

I'd go further though and say he is a disgrace as any drink drivers are.Hope he has to face some real consequences here as this could have resulted in serious harm.He shouldn't get away with it just because he claims to be sorry.
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by moondance » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:38 am

It's a fair wee hike from the hotel to junction 33!
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by Rooster » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:37 am

Class act by Powell but very stupid, the normal for the locals round here is a trip down the hill from the pub in one of the big wheelie bins, will be giving them ideas :lol:
A young lad a couple of miles away from me got done for drunk driving on a ride on lawnmower a couple of years ago, he was on a 3 mile trip home from the pub, worst about that one is he actually drove it there as he did not want to chance taking the car and that was his defence in court :roll: :lol:
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Re: Andy Powell Arrested

Post by WhiteKnightoftheWeld » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:31 am

heard on the radio this morning he was hungry and wanted breakfast!
dumb stupid etc - yes
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