MELBOURNE will wait for the return of its senior leaders before deciding on the appropriate punishment for Clayton Oliver, who was caught drink driving in the off-season.

Oliver failed a roadside breath test while on his leave period and recently informed the club of his actions.

The senior leaders are due back at training from Monday next week and football manager Josh Mahoney said Oliver's actions were completely unacceptable.

"We are extremely disappointed in the decisions Clayton made, which led to this," Mahoney said.

"Not only did he put himself at risk, but he put his passenger and members of the general public at risk and this is completely unacceptable.

"We have discussed this with Clayton and he is extremely remorseful for his actions. Clayton understands how lucky he was and that nothing more serious occurred as a result of his poor decision-making on this occasion."

Mahoney said the Demons would provide Oliver with the appropriate road safety education.

"We will wait for the senior leaders of the club to return to training on Monday before discussing our response, and Clayton has already been penalised by authorities," Mahoney said.

"Clayton has taken the first step by accepting responsibility for his actions. We are confident that with the program we will put in place that he will not only learn from this incident, but also play a role in ensuring other young people do not make the same mistake."

Oliver, pick No.4 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft, played 13 games in his first season at AFL level and received the round one nomination for the NAB AFL Rising Star award.