Young Docker Jason Carter. Picture: Getty Images via AFL Photos

FREMANTLE has suspended Jason Carter for five games after he was charged with a drink-driving offence.

The 20-year-old was stopped by police at 1am on Sunday in Spearwood.

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"Jason put the lives of other road users and himself at risk by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol," Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick said.

"As a club, we believe it is important to hold this type of behaviour to account.

"Therefore, the club has determined that Jason will be suspended for five games, be required to step away from the club during that time and also undertake an alcohol counselling and education program."


The AFL was made aware of the details of the incident immediately and conducted an investigation.

The League deemed that there was no sanction applicable to Fremantle or Carter in relation to the COVID-19 protocols.

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This is the second off-field incident for Carter this year after he posted a video to social media in April showing he was not adhering to social distancing requirements by holding at gathering at his home.

Carter played two games for the Dockers at the end of 2019 after being taken as a Category B rookie through Fremantle's Next Generation Academy.