Zak Hardaker arrested for drink driving

Rugby league bad boy Zak Hardaker has been charged with drink driving and will appear at court in Leeds on Thursday 11th October.

The former England international is currently serving a 14-month ban for cocaine use after failing a drugs test at the end of the 2017 season.

Hardaker will return to the game with Wigan Warriors from the 2019 season and his new club have released the following statement on the incident.

“Wigan Warriors confirm that they are aware of an incident involving Zak Hardaker on Tuesday evening (25th September) which has seen the player charged with driving with excess alcohol. He will appear in court on Thursday 11th October.

The player is co-operating with the Police investigation. Wigan Warriors will allow the legal process to take its course. The Club will be issuing no further comment at this time.”