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Bennell has car impounded by WA police

  • Bennell has car impounded by WA police

    FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Harley Bennell of the Dockers looks on during Fremantle Dockers AFL training session at Fremantle Oval on April 5, 2016 in Fremantle, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Fremantle's off-season woes have continued with injured midfielder Harley Bennell having his car impounded after he was stopped by police, who discovered he was driving without a licence.

West Australian media reports indicate Bennell was stopped for a routine check on Tuesday and informed his licence had been suspended from November 30 for loss of demerit points.

Bennell told the club he was not aware of the loss of his licence because he had changed address recently.

The incident is just the latest in a string of issues for Bennell, who will fly to Germany this week for treatment on his troublesome calf.

The 24-year-old midfielder hasn't played a regular season game for the Dockers since being traded to them by Gold Coast at the end of the 2015 season.

Bennell's brush with the law comes just days after it was revealed that forward Shane Yarran is on personal leave from the club after he was charged with unlawful wounding over an incident in 2015.

Yarran had also landed in hot water in November when he was charged with aggravated common assault over an alleged incident that involved a family member.

Veteran defender Michael Johnson faces a nervous wait after being charged by police with assault over a bizarre incident that occurred in a kebab shop in November.

A Bunbury school teacher alleged he was struck by Johnson shortly after filming the All-Australian with his pants around his ankles.

Johnson will appear in court on January 18.

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