Fresh off new Hawthorn defender Brian Lake being charged for public intoxication and Carlton's Mitch Robinson under investigation for an incident at Melbourne's Big Day Out, Gillbee is the last AFL player to be found on the wrong side of the law.
The 20-year-old was charged with drink driving after being pulled over for a routine breath test by Gold Coast police early on Sunday morning.
Gillbee returned a blood alcohol concentration of .137, almost three times over the legal limit.
Gold Coast Suns general manager football operations Marcus Ashcroft said that Gillbee was extremely remorseful and has cooperated fully with the police.
"We have spoken with Jacob this morning and he is very embarrassed by the situation he finds himself," Ashcroft said.
"He is well aware that he has let himself and the club down by making this unacceptable individual choice."
Gillbee was an inaugural Gold Coast player and played one game in 2011 and another two in 2012 for the Suns after being recruited from Tasmania.
The Suns have not yet decided on what action they will take.