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Top draft prospect Charlie Curnow arrested after refusing breath test

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Charlie Curnow poses for a portrait during day 2 of the 2015 NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on October 10, 2015. (Photo: Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Top draft prospect Charlie Curnow
I have done the wrong thing, I've behaved badly and let people down. I take full responsibility for my actions, I am extremely remorseful and I will accept the consequences
Charlie Curnow
TOP-FIVE draft prospect Charlie Curnow has apologised after being arrested for allegedly refusing a preliminary breath test.
Curnow was arrested after being pulled over by police in the Geelong area at about 3.30am on Friday.
He said in a statement issued by the AFL on Friday afternoon. "I have done the wrong thing.
"I've behaved badly and let people down. I take full responsibility for my actions, I am extremely remorseful and I will accept the consequences."
 
The 18-year-old, from the Geelong Falcons, has been linked to Melbourne (pick No.3) and Essendon (picks four and five) ahead of Tuesday's NAB AFL Draft in Adelaide.
 
"Police arrested an 18-year-old for being drunk in a public place after he was pulled over by police in the Greater Geelong area around 3.30 this morning," a Victoria Police spokesperson told AFL.com.au.  
 
"The teen allegedly refused a preliminary breath test. 
 
"It expected he will be charged on summons with a number offences."
It is understood Curnow was released from Geelong police station around 6am.
 
AFL club recruiting managers and key stakeholders were informed later on Friday by email.

In a statement to the clubs, the AFL said Curnow had made "a poor choice".

"He was pulled over by police for driving through a stop sign. A breath test was requested to which Charlie, in his moment of panic, refused," the statement said.
 
"He was taken to a police station. Charges against Charlie could be being drunk in public, refusing breath analysis and not displaying P-plates."  
 
Curnow is a member of the NAB AFL Academy, and is seen as being among the most talented prospects in this year's pool.
 
The 191cm forward was about to shift into a midfield role mid-season before a kneecap injury saw him miss three months of the season.
 
He returned to star in several games for the Falcons, including their finals series, with his powerful marking and impact near goal impressing recruiters.
 
Curnow is the younger brother of Carlton midfielder Ed, and is a chance to be available at the Blues' picks eight and 11. 
 
Clubs considering choosing Curnow will likely look for more information on Thursday night's incident ahead of next week's draft at the Adelaide Convention Centre.