FREMANTLE rookie Leno Thomas faces the prospect of a club-imposed sanction, having been charged by police with a drink driving offence over the weekend.
Thomas, who was recruited to the club as a Category B rookie via its Next Generation Academy in November, was stopped by officers in Kununurra after he was granted permission to stay over the weekend following a community camp in the Kimberley.
The 181cm defender, who impressed across 18 appearances for Claremont in the WAFL Colts last season, now faces sanctions such as community service and alcohol counselling pending his court hearing.
"Leno was given permission to stay in Kununurra so he could catch up with family and friends," Fremantle footy boss Peter Bell said in a statement on Thursday.
"Whilst only having just joined the club, we value Leno very highly as a part of the Fremantle family and will work closely with him to ensure he is able to uphold the standards expected of both an AFL player as well as the broader community.
"We are confident he will learn valuable lessons from this incident."