Ben Cousins has failed to appear in court following charges related to a car-chase incident, reports say.
AFL: Ten players to watch in 2015, including Hawthorn & Sydney Swans stars
Essendon verdict: 34 players found not guilty by AFL Anti-Doping tribunal following supplements scandal
Essendon verdict: ASADA may appeal AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal’s not guilty decision on 34 Bombers players
According to Nine News, the former West Coast Eagles star has until late Wednesday afternoon to provide written evidence as to why he did not appear at the Fremantle Magistrates Court this morning.
Cousins, currently on bail, must prove he had a prior medical appointment which meant he could not appear in court.
The 36-year-old lawyer’s reportedly had a copy of the appointment on a phone, but it was not accepted by the Magistrate Steven Malley.
Cousins was due to appear in court on charges of failing to stop and provide a breath test.
Police allege Cousins drove erratically in Mosman Park last month and refused to provide a breath analysis to officers.
In the weeks following the incident, Cousins reportedly was found inside a secure perimeter of SAS barracks in Swanbourne.
He was again detained by police in Canning Vale following reports of a man driving erratically in the area.
Cousins must produce the required documentation to the court or a warrant for his arrest will be issued.