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Sullivan fined over bucks antics
Eamon Sullivan, fined over bucks night antics.

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.

The West Australian

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