Lachie Hunter charged after alleged drink-driving scandal

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter
Lachie Hunter (pictured right) was at the centre of an alleged drink-driving incident. (Images: Twitter/Getty Images)

Victorian Police have hit the Bulldogs’ Lachie Hunter with multiple charges after an alleged drink-driving incident that saw him charged with breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

Hunter, 25, was charged with drink driving, careless driving, failing to give his name after a collision and failing to render assistance after a collision for an incident back in April.

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The Bulldogs ace will also serve his final match suspension after the AFL hit him with a four-game ban.

“The Western Bulldogs acknowledge the formal charges laid against Lachie Hunter by Victoria Police following the incident involving his vehicle in April,” the club statement read.

“Victoria Police has charged Hunter with drink driving, careless driving, failing to give his name after a collision and failing to render assistance after a collision.

“Hunter is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on November 4.

“As this matter is now before the Court, the Club and Lachie will make no further comment.”

At the time, police also found him in breach of the coronavirus restrictions and fined him $1652.