North Queensland boss Peter Jourdain has issued an apology after being caught drink driving by police.
Chief Executive Jourdain was stopped by police for a random breath test in Townsville following the Cowboys’ 40-26 victory over Parramatta on May 14.
He registered a reading of 0.054 – the legal limit being 0.05.
In a statement Jourdain said: “This matter is now before the courts and I intend to plead guility to the charge of drink-driving.
“At the time, I did not think the amount of alcohol I had consumed would put me over 0.05 and I am extremely remorseful and embarrassed that this has occurred.
“I accept what I have done is wrong and I wish to apologise to the Cowboys’ board, sponsors, members, supporters, staff and players for my actions.
“I have learned a valuable lesson and vow not to put myself in this position again.”
Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini said in a statement that Jourdain had made an “error in judgement”.
He added:“While any drink-driving charge is regrettable and drink-driving can never be condoned, it is important to note this was a reading which was just over the limit.
“Knowing Peter as I do, I am sure he will not put himself in this position again and he will have learned a lesson which will be reinforced to the rest of the Cowboys’ staff.”