Titans utility blew 0.193 after being stopped by police.
The immediate playing future of Gold Coast Titans’ rookie Paul Carter hangs in the balance after being charged with high-range drinking driving on Wednesday night.
Carter, who has been one of the best first-year players in the NRL this season, has been stood down by the Titans for this weekend’s game and the incident has been reported to the competition’s Integrity Unit.
The 22-year-old was pulled over by police at 12.40am after a patrol noticed he was driving the wrong way down venue in Surfers Paradise.
He returned a positive reading to a breath test and was taken to the police station where he was later charged with high range drink driving, disobey a no entry sign and failure to display P plates.
He has been ordered to appear before Southport Magistrates Court on July 3.
The incident is a huge blow to the Titans who head into a must-win home clash on Monday night already without three star players on Origin duty in Greg Bird, Nate Myles and David Taylor.
Carter had been named as a starting back rower for the Titans, but it is yet to be determined how many games he could miss as a result of his charge, and possible conviction.