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Fremantle rookie Leno Thomas has been charged with a drink driving offence in Kununurra.

Thomas, who was drafted as a category B rookie through Freo's next-generation academy program, is awaiting a court hearing and could also face club-imposed sanctions which may include community service, alcohol counselling and education.

Leno has been given permission by the Dockers to stay in Kununurra to catch up with family and friends.

“Leno was given permission to stay in Kununurra so he could catch up with family and friends,” Dockers general manager of football Peter Bell told the club website.

"Whilst only having just joined the club, we value Leno very highly as a part of the Fremantle family and will work closely with him to ensure he is able to uphold the standards expected of both an AFL player as well as the broader community.

"We are confident he will learn valuable lessons from this incident."