Drink-driving Seymour in messy Warriors exit

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 08:44 16/11/2011

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Warriors player Brett Seymour has fallen into his old bad habits after being caught drink driving in Auckland.

It's a messy exit for Seymour who is about to leave the Warriors to take up a three-year contract with English club Hull.

Seymour has been at the Warriors for two years after the New Zealand club gave him a lifeline in the NRL following a series of drink-related incidents at the Brisbane Broncos and Cronulla Sharks threatened his career.

The 27-year-old Australian has been on the straight and narrow in Auckland but last Thursday was caught driving at more than twice the legal limit.

Police in Church Street, Onehunga noticed him driving erratically at 10.40pm and he refused to stop when they activated lights and sirens.

When he eventually stopped he blew 981mcg of alcohol per litre of breath. The limit is 400mcg.

Yesterday at the Auckland District Court, Seymour pleaded guilty to drink-driving and failing to stop for police.

He was disqualified from driving for seven months and fined $950 with $132 court costs, on the drink driving charge. He was convicted and discharged for failing to stop for the police.

Seymour played 22 games for the Warriors over the last two seasons. Injuries never allowed him to settle into his playmaking role and this year he slipped down the pecking order as Shaun Johnson arrived on the first-grade scene.

Seymour's contract at the Warriors had drink-related clauses in it.

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