Port Adelaide has banned defender Jarman Impey as it emerges an AFL teammate was with him when he crashed into parked cars after a weekend pool party.
Impey, who left teammate Angus Monfries’ pool party on Saturday and crashed his car into four parked vehicles, has been banned from selection for round one next season by the Power.
Port initially believed Impey was the only person in his car.
But it has emerged Aidyn Johnson, a 19-year-old from Bendigo who is yet to play an AFL game, was a passenger in Impey’s car.
Johnson, recruited by Port in the 2015 national draft, has also been fined $5000 and ruled out of playing in round one against Sydney next year.
Port is under pressure over its handling of the affair given the club waited about eight hours between finding Impey and taking him to police.
“These sanctions are based on the information at hand and Port Adelaide will make no further comment as the matter is subject to an ongoing police investigation,” the club said in a statement on Tuesday.
Impey drove away from Monfries’ party about 7pm Saturday and after crashing into parked cars, left his own car, keys and mobile phone and walked home – some 17 kilometres away.
Port located Impey after midnight but didn’t take him to police until Sunday morning.
The 21-year-old has been charged by police with driving without due care, fail to exchange particulars and failing to report the collision and will appear in court at a later date.
Impey and Johnson met with Port coach Ken Hinkley and the club’s leadership group on Monday.
Port said Impey’s $5000 fine would go to the Brain Injury Network of SA to support road safety programs.
Impey would also be required to attend a network program where he’ll witness the impact and life-changing circumstances from road trauma.