An injured Geelong player has been caught driving whilst double the legal blood-alcohol limit.
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Geelong ruckman Dawson Simpson has been charged with drink driving after being pulled over by police on Saturday night.
The Geelong Advertiser reported Simpson allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.1 – double that of the legal limit – when he was tested in Geelong West at around 11.30pm Saturday night.
The TAC released a statement on Sunday night, expressing the organisation’s disappointment in Simpson’s actions.
“The TAC can confirm that the Geelong Football Club informed us today that one of their players was caught drink driving yesterday,” the statement said.
“The TAC is extremely disappointed with the news. We will await further discussion with the football club before making any further comment.”
Simpson underwent back surgery in August which ruled him out for the rest of the AFL season.
The 25-year-old played 13 games in 2014, and the Cats are hoping he responds well to his third bout of back surgery in order to be ready for the 2015 season.