Olympic swimmer in strife over buck's party joyride
Scooter trouble ... Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan with Stephanie Rice in 2008. Photo: Edwina Pickles
Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan has a date with an Adelaide magistrate after being reported by police for assault and disorderly behaviour after a joyride on a motorised scooter went wrong.
Sullivan was in Adelaide for a buck’s party on October 18 for an AFL footballer and was drinking at the Prince Albert Hotel in Gawler when it’s alleged he borrowed a motorised scooter belonging to pensioner John Guppy.
Mr Guppy told the Nine Network that one of the men at the buck’s party asked ‘‘for a spin’’ on the scooter.
Nine said Sullivan and a footballer took the scooter onto the footpath and crashed into a table outside the pub injuring two people.
Publican Adrian Armstrong told the network that the people in the buck’s party did not appear to be intoxicated but he asked them to move on after the incident.
Police have reported Sullivan, 27, from Western Australia, to appear before the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed to face two charges of assault and one of disorderly behaviour.
Sullivan’s lawyer issued a statement saying that although an accident did occur there was no evidence that the swimmer was responsible for it.