Peel Thunder Football Club chief executive officer John Herbert Ditchburn told the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Wednesday¬†his¬†decision to drive¬†with a blood alcohol level of¬†.083 was¬†‚Äústupid‚ÄĚ.¬†
Ditchburn had entered an endorsed plea of guilty to the charge prior to his appearance.¬†
Police prosecutor Tamara Read told the court¬†Ditchburn was¬†stopped by police for a random breath test while¬†driving a Holden Sedan along Ormsby Terrace at 6.30pm, on¬†June 1.
Senior constable¬†Read said Ditchburn was also charged with driving with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 in 1972.
However, the charge¬†did not affect¬†sentencing because of the¬†length of¬†time between each offence.¬†
Magistrate Anne Longden told the court Ditchburn was otherwise a law abiding citizen.¬†
Ditchburn was fined $500 and his licence was disqualified for six months.¬†
He became chief executive officer of Peel Thunder in May 2015 after being president for six years.¬†