First-year Fremantle player Leno Thomas has been charged with drink driving after being stopped by police in regional Western Australia.
After conducting a community camp in the Kimberley region with teammates Isaiah Butters and Reece Conca, the Fremantle rookie was given permission by club officials to stay in Kununurra over the weekend.
“Leno was given permission to stay in Kununurra so he could catch up with family and friends,” Fremantle boss Peter Bell said in a statement.
"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."
Thomas faces a range of club-imposed penalties pending his court hearing, which include community service, alcohol counselling and education.
He was recruited as a Category B rookie as part of Fremantle's Next Generation Academy program, after impressing at Claremont last year.