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Former AFL player Jack Watts avoids conviction over hit-and-run car crash

Former AFL player Jack Watts has escaped a conviction after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of a crash in Adelaide last year.

Watts this morning pleaded guilty to driving without due care and failing to report a crash.

He hit a parked car at Fulham in September last year.

His lawyer told the Adelaide Magistrates Court Watts made a foolish spur of the moment decision which he deeply regretted.

The magistrate took into account the fact that he handed himself into police the following day, and his guilty plea, when choosing to record no conviction or licence disqualification.

Watts, who now lives in Melbourne and was not in court, will have to pay a $600 fine and court costs.

More to come.