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Roosters' Myles fined for drink-driving

08/11/2006 10:17:02 PM Comments (0)

The Sydney Roosters have fined new recruit Nate Myles after he was charged with mid-range drink driving following a Melbourne Cup luncheon.

The club imposed a fine of $10,000 with $5,000 suspended, ordered him to undertake 20 hours of local community charity work and undergo alcohol counselling.

Roosters CEO Brian Canavan issued the fines after discussion with the player.

"Nate is obviously sorry for his actions and understands how dangerous and silly drink driving is.

"He is new to our club and hopefully has learnt a quick lesson, that this will not be tolerated at the Roosters," said Canavan.

Myles accepted the club's strong stand and accepted his actions were a bad example for fans and the entire community.

"I am truly sorry I have embarrassed my new club and team-mates.

"Above all I am aware I should be a role model and not act disrespectfully.

"What has upset me most about letting the club down is that we have a designated driver policy which is strongly enforced for all players to coordinate a designated driver at all special events.

"I was driven back to a friend's house where my car was parked by the designated driver after a Melbourne Cup afternoon and then foolishly thought I could drive the two kilometres home."

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