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AFL bad boy Dane Swan ‘caught drink-driving’ in Melbourne and fined $484

AFL bad boy Dane Swan ‘caught drink-driving’ and fined $484 after he was stopped by police just hours after appearing on The Footy Show

  • Dane Swan reportedly pulled over by police on Williams Road in Melbourne
  • Ex-Collingwood star, 34, blew a 0.054 blood alcohol level at the station
  • He was fined on the spot and had his licence suspended for three months 

AFL bad boy Dane Swan has been fined and had his licence suspended after being caught drinking driving in Melbourne.

The former Collingwood star was reportedly seen being pulled over on Williams Road in Malvern at 11.30am on Friday, hours after he appeared on The Footy Show.

Police said a 34-year-old Prahran man was taken to a local station where he was breath tested and blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.054.

AFL bad boy Dane Swan was fined and had his licence suspended after being caught drinking driving in Melbourne

He was fined $484 on the spot, had his licence immediately suspended for three months and must have an alcohol interlock device fitted to his car.

Witnesses told 3AW they saw Swan with police and his car by the side of the road.

Tough new drink driving laws that began in Victoria on April 30 automatically cancel and suspend the licence of even a first time offender.

They must complete a Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program, and must have the interlock device fitted for at least six months, according to VicRoads. 

The colourful midfielder played 258 games for the Magpies in 2003-16, booting 211 goals and winning the 2011 Brownlow Medal.

He also finished runner-up in the 2017 series of Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. 

Swan (right) was fined $484 on the spot, had his licence immediately suspended for three months and must have an alcohol interlock device fitted to his car

Swan (right) was fined $484 on the spot, had his licence immediately suspended for three months and must have an alcohol interlock device fitted to his car

The five-time All Australian will need a lift to where he watches his old team play in the AFL Grand Final on Saturday.

Swan’s new scandal is weeks after he was embroiled in an alleged ‘revenge porn’ attack by a 20-year-old former lover.

Georgia May Gibson was last month charged with posting a video of a nude romp between the pair online without his consent.

The footy star reported the six-second video to police, and stressed it was shot ‘a long time ago’ and was ‘not a sex tape’.

The colourful midfielder played 258 games for the Magpies in 2003-16, booting 211 goals and winning the 2011 Brownlow Medal

The colourful midfielder played 258 games for the Magpies in 2003-16, booting 211 goals and winning the 2011 Brownlow Medal

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