An arrest Warrant has been issued for Ben Cousins after he failed to appear in court on Wednesday.
The disgraced AFL footballer was due to face court in Perth over traffic offences. According to 9News, the 36-year-old will argue that a prior medical appointment prevented him from appearing.
Cousins, a former Brownlow Medal winner, is currently on bail. In his latest alleged incident, he is accused of reckless driving, failing to stop and refusing an alcohol breath test on 11 March.
A lawyer for Cousins reportedly had evidence of the medical appointment in the form of a photograph on a mobile phone, which the presiding judge refused to accept, saying a hard copy was required.
An arrest warrant for Cousins was subsequently issued.
Police are said to be looking for Cousins who could be arrested and locked-up if apprehended.
“The best thing for him is to hand himself in,” Sgt Simon Baxter told Fairfax media.
UPDATE 09/04/2015: Cousins reportedly surrendered himself to police on Thursday.
IMAGE: Ben Cousins. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)