Tyrone Phillips charged with mid-range drink driving

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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Penrith Panthers player Tyrone Phillips charged with mid-range drink driving

    Steve Zemek and Heather McNab, AAP
    March 31, 2019 7:07pm

    Penrith’s Tyrone Phillips is being investigated by the NRL integrity unit after allegedly being caught driving two times over the alcohol limit.

    The Panthers’ reserve grade outside back will appear in Penrith Local Court on April 16 after being arrested and charged in the early hours of Sunday.

    Police will allege Phillips returned a breath alcohol content reading of .103 after being stopped by police in Cranebrook in Sydney’s west at 3.15am.

    He has been charged with mid-range drink driving and had his licence suspended.

    Phillips had earlier turned out for Penrith’s reserve grade side in their NSW Cup win over St George Illawarra at Panthers Stadium.

    The 25-year-old will continue to be available for the club, with any punishment to be determined after the conclusion of his court case.

    Phillips was embroiled in a sex tape scandal during the off-season when a lewd video of him and fellow Panthers reserve grade player Liam Coleman was released online.

    The Panthers released a statement on the charge.

    “Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher has confirmed Panthers was today made aware that player Tyrone Phillips was last night charged with a mid-range drink driving offence.

    “The matter has been reported to the NRL Integrity Unit.


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