Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey set to front court for allegedly driving while suspended, using phone behind the wheel

Collingwood star Jordan De Goey is set to front the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court after allegedly being caught driving while suspended and using his phone behind the wheel.

The ABC can reveal it is one of two charges De Goey, 24, faces relating to incidents in July 2019.

De Goey was due to face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow where he would be charged on summons, but the matter is likely to be adjourned after non-urgent matters were adjourned under coronavirus measures.

The Collingwood Football Club declined to comment, saying the matter would be dealt with by the courts.

De Goey is being represented by Malkoun & Co Lawyers, who also declined to comment.

His latest legal trouble comes after he was indefinitely suspended from senior selection and fined $10,000 by Collingwood after blowing 0.095 during a random breath test in 2018.

As a result of the incident, De Goey had to agree not to drink alcohol until that year’s season ended, enlist the help of medical professionals to “improve his decision making” and make “significant changes” to his social life.

The year before that, De Goey needed to have surgery on his right hand after injuring himself in a bar fight.

He was fined $5,000 and suspended for three matches by Collingwood after lying about his involvement and telling the club he had injured himself playing with his dog.