Eels half hit with drink driving charge

Laine Clark
Parramatta five-eighth Jaeman Salmon faces court next month after being charged with drink driving

Parramatta have confirmed teenage five-eighth Jaeman Salmon has been charged with low range drink driving following a car accident in October.

The Eels said the 19-year-old would face court in January and that the NRL integrity unit had been informed.

"Jaeman has already completed a safe driving course, however, once the legal process has been finalised, the club will take the relevant next steps," an Eels statement said.

"In the meantime, the club is working with Jaeman to ensure a clear understanding of road safety matters and that all key lessons have been learned and embedded for future application.

"The club will not make any further comment until the legal proceedings are concluded."

The Eels said in a statement after the October 13 accident that Salmon had been taken to hospital for observation and later released.

News Corp Australia reported in October that Salmon hit three parked cars before rolling his vehicle onto its roof, stopping traffic in Sydney's south.

Salmon joined the Eels from Cronulla on a three-year deal this year, making his NRL debut in round 21 and playing a total of five games.