Melbourne Demons forward Jeff Garlett has received a $450 fine and had his driving licence suspended after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving and driving while suspended, reports say.
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AAP reports that police alleged that the former Carlton player was driving at over the double the legal alcohol limit when pulled over in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on July 14, 2014.
According to the report, the 25-year-old said his actions were a result of a relationship break up and his uncertain future with the Blues.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Dan Muling said Garlett had the power to make a difference as a professional athlete and warned him against any further poor behaviour.
“People like you can make a difference,” Muling is quoted as saying by AAP.
Garlett left the Blues at the end of the 2014 season after a fallout with the club following a number of off-field incidents.
The forward was given his marching orders from Carlton coach Mick Malthouse after his involvement in a late night Melbourne CBD brawl in August.
Garlett was left in hospital after the brawl after suffering lacerations to his head.