Pomersbach fined, driving licence suspended

Luke Pomersbach

Separately, Pomersbach was fined Aus 3500 dollar after pleading guilty to as many as six charges, including assaulting a police officer, by the Perth Magistrates Court.
The 24-year-old temperamental cricketer's driving licence has also been suspended for six months.
"Luke will be banned from representing WA in any form of cricket until the conclusion of the 2010-11 season," the WACA said in a statement.
Of the Aus 10,000 dollar fine, half of the amount may be suspended subject to his behaviour.
"Luke has been suspended immediately from all forms of participatory training with the State squad until further notice, which will not be earlier than 1 October 2009. Until then, he will train under the supervision of a person nominated by the State Coach and will remain eligible to play for Gosnells in the 2009-10 WACA District competition," the WACA statement read.
"The above penalties have been set in consultation with Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association, and have been agreed to by Luke and his management.
"The WACA remains committed to Luke's wellbeing and will give him all of its support in the hope that he can resume his State career, however given the seriousness of this incident the onus will be on Luke to rebuild his career," it added.
The 24-year-old cricketer who represents Kings Xi Punjab in the Indian Premier League, regretted the incident in court and said he was embarrassed.
"I accept all the penalties imposed on me today. I would like to say sorry to my family friends and my whole network of people. I am very sorry," he said.
In all, Pomersbach pleaded guilty to six charges - including three traffic offences.
His lawyer told the court that Pomersbach had an argument with his girlfriend after which he started drinking. He meant no harm when his car rammed into another vehicle before crashing into a loaded skip and the cricketer was merely trying to escape legal custody.
Former players Justin Langer, Geoff Marsh, Adam Gilchrist and Tom Moody provided character references for Pomersbach in the court.

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