Former Fremantle forward Cam McCarthy has faced court after being caught driving more than eight times over the legal blood alcohol limit.

According to reports from The West Australian, McCarthy, 28, blew 0.414 when pulled over by police in Harvey, more than 100 kilometres south of Perth.

The ex-Docker and Giant was slapped with a $2500 fine during his hearing at the Harvey Magistrates Court on Monday while also seeing his licence suspended for 10 months.

McCarthy was not present for the hearing.

The Western Australian was once viewed as one of the game's most promising young forwards after being drafted by GWS with the 14th pick of the 2013 draft and bagging a goal with his first kick at senior level.

Yet, McCarthy's stay in Sydney's West would be brief, walking out on the club at the end of the 2015 season after failing to have a trade request to the Dockers granted, all despite having a further two seasons to run on his deal.

McCarthy would eventually begin his time purple and white in 2017 after sitting out for the entirety of the 2016 season.

The enigmatic forward would see his days as a Docker end mid-way through the 2020 season after both club and player mutually agreed to sever ties.

The tattooed spearhead would enjoy an even shorter stay with WAFL outfit South Fremantle, walking out on the club after only a single outing in 2021.

In all, McCarthy would make 70 AFL appearances between 2014 and 2020, scoring 99 goals.