West Coast premiership forward Liam Ryan has been handed a $1700 fine and an 18-month driving ban after he was caught drink driving back in July.
Ryan had a blood alcohol level of 0.138 when he crash into a tree on July 2, and he didn’t face court on Tuesday, but instead entered a guilty plea.
The 22-year-old was suspended by West Coast for two games after the incident, and the Eagles confirmed he would not be handed another club ban.
The club released a statement on the issue on Tuesday afternoon, and it can be read in full below.
Premiership forward Liam Ryan today entered a guilty plea in the Armadale Magistrates Court to a charge of driving with a blood alcohol reading exceeding 0.08.
Liam takes full responsibility for his actions and both he and the club accept that the penalty is fair and reasonable.
This penalty was the result of an incident in July and the club imposed internal sanctions on Liam at the time.
The club will continue to educate Liam around this matter, always placing his health and wellbeing as the major priority.
The club has no further comment to make.