AFL Eagle Jones charged with drink driving

West Coast AFL player Jamaine Jones is to face court on a drink driving charge on Friday.
West Coast AFL player Jamaine Jones is to face court on a drink driving charge on Friday.

West Coast AFL forward Jamaine Jones will face court on Friday on a charge of driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding 0.08.

The Eagles released a statement on Thursday night revealing the news, saying Jones informed the club at the time of the offence.

It's believed the offence took place in September, after West Coast's season had already finished.

"The club is bitterly disappointed with Jones' actions and will review the incident after the hearing with the likelihood of a separate sanction," West Coast said in a statement.

"There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and Jones is extremely remorseful for this serious error of judgement."

Jones started his AFL career at Geelong, playing seven games for the Cats in 2018.

The 23-year-old has spent the past two seasons on West Coast's list, and notched 15 games for the Eagles in 2021.

His best game came in the round seven win over Fremantle, when he booted two goals from 21 disposals.

Australian Associated Press