De Goey faces court docket over driving offences

2021-03-30 11:49:13

Collingwood AFL star Jordan De Goey has confronted court docket accused of a string of driving offences.

De Goey appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court docket on Tuesday through video hyperlink wearing a black T-shirt along with his lawyer Candace Prince.

The 25-year-old has been charged with driving whereas suspended and utilizing a cellphone whereas behind the wheel on Punt Highway in Melbourne in July 2019.

He has additionally been charged with failing to put on a helmet or show his P-plates whereas using a motorcycle on Alexandra Avenue in February 2020.

De Goey has but to enter a plea.

Ms Prince sought to have De Goey’s driving fees heard on the identical date as his contest listening to for a separate cost of indecent assault regarding an alleged incident at Kew in 2015.

The three-day listening to is because of begin on August 9.

Nevertheless, Justice of the Peace Julie Grainger rejected Ms Prince’s request after a police prosecutor mentioned the driving issues have been “fairly simple”.

De Goey, who booted 4 objectives final week towards Carlton in his a hundredth AFL sport, will subsequent face court docket over his driving fees on July 8.

He and Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy are set to face Brisbane after each returned unfavourable COVID-19 take a look at outcomes.

The pair missed coaching on Monday with what coach Nathan Buckley described as a “sniffle”, having been ordered to avoid the membership till their outcomes got here again.

On Tuesday the Magpies confirmed each Grundy and De Goey had acquired unfavourable coronavirus take a look at outcomes and can be free to return to the membership – and subsequently play in Thursday evening’s sport at Marvel Stadium.

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