Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan has been fined $1000 over an incident involving a motorised scooter that left two people with minor injuries.
Sullivan, 27, of Fremantle, did not appear in Adelaide’s Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.
The three-time Olympian pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on October 18 last year outside a pub at Gawler, north of Adelaide, where he had been attending an AFL player’s bucks party.
Sullivan’s barrister Lindy Powell QC said, “It was just a terrible accident.”
Ms Powell said Sullivan borrowed an elderly patron’s scooter for a ride but a party-goer sat on his lap, obscuring Sullivan’s vision.
The scooter mounted the footpath and a man and woman drinking at a table suffered minor injuries.
Magistrate Ted Iuliano described the incident as “drunken shenanigans which had gone astray”.He chose not to record a conviction against Sullivan, noting his impeccable previous character and the severe consequences that a conviction would have on his future prospects.