Willie Mason apologises over drink-driving charge

NEWCASTLE Knight Willie Mason has apologised to his fans after news broke he will face a drink-driving charge in court next month.

A police spokeswoman said that a 33-year-old man from Charlestown was stopped for a random breathtest where he gave a reading of 0.09.

He was issued a court attendance notice for mid-range drink-driving and will face Newcastle Local Court on February 20.

The Knights issued a statement saying Mason failed the test on his way to training.

Mason took to his Twitter account on Monday afternoon to apologise.

"Jus (sic) want 2 say sorry to everyone," he wrote. 

"I take full responsibility it was bad judgment. I thought I was fine 2 drive.

"Obviously not. Sorry again."

The club declined to make any further comment.

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