Kelleher fined with 2 months jail suspended

Former New Zealand scrumhalf Byron Kelleher has received a two-month suspended jail term and been fined Euro 3,500 ($5,180) for driving under the influence of alcohol and violent behavior from an ensuing fight.

Kelleher appeared at court in Toulouse on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to both charges.

Last month, Kelleher was briefly held in custody after hitting a car and getting into a fight with its driver after attempting to escape.

People near the scene then joined in the brawl.


Kelleher picked up a minor shoulder injury and facial bruises in the scuffle.

The court heard how Kelleher tried to initially tried to flee the scene, but was chased by the driver of the car he’d hit in the early hours of Sept. 12.

The two started to fight and passers-by joined in.

The 32-year-old Kelleher, who joined Toulouse in 2007 and won the French league title the following year, played 57 tests between 1999 and 2007 for the All Blacks.

















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