North Melbourne is bitterly disappointed to advise Kayne Turner was charged with drink driving this morning by Victoria Police.
The club understands he was returning home from his brother’s house and was pulled over in O’Shanassy St, North Melbourne.
Kayne, still on his probationary license, was alone in the car at the time and recorded a blood alcohol reading of .133.
His car was impounded and he is expected to lose his licence for up to 13 months and incur a significant fine.
"Kayne is extremely remorseful and embarrassed by his actions," North Director of Football Geoff Walsh said.
"He is fully aware that his decision to get behind the wheel could have put lives at risk.
"His poor judgement and decision making has let many people down.
"While he fully co-operated with police and notified the club immediately, he'll now have to work extremely hard to regain the trust and respect of his teammates and peers.
"On top of the sanctions imposed by police, the club will consider a penalty in consultation with the leadership group and senior management."
North Melbourne strongly endorses the important community message in regard to drink driving and responsible road use.