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Land Rover Drops Brand Ambassador Dan Carter Following Drunk-Driving Incident

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 22 / 17

New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter has been "dropped as a brand ambassador for Land Rover" following his drunk driving "incident" in France last week, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The former All Black "admitted to drink driving in Paris last week." Carter was "caught drink-driving by French...

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