Former Docker Shane Yarran gets six months jail

Shane Yarran while playing for the Dockers last year.  Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Shane Yarran while playing for the Dockers last year. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

FORMER Fremantle AFL player Shane Yarran has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to a string of offences relating to a police chase and a bizarre, meth-fuelled roadside disturbance.

The 28-year-old has been behind bars at Hakea remand prison since May 24 when he reached 125km/h in a 60km/h zone during an early morning police pursuit in Gosnells.

After pleading guilty earlier this month to nine offences, including reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, disorderly behaviour and speeding, Yarran was on Monday given a six-month jail term, backdated to when he went into custody, and ordered to pay about $5000 in fines plus court costs.

Yarran (28) quit the club last December.

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