Got him! Cricket stars caught out and fined
AUSTRALIA’S most successful bowler and his Channel Nine commentary team colleagues have been slapped with a fine by Tasmania Police for not wearing seatbelts.
The nation’s king of spin, Shane Warne, former English batsman Kevin Pietersen and former Australian player Michael Slater were issued with fines.
Last week the trio filmed a video and uploaded it to Facebook, prompting an investigation by Tasmania Police.
On Tuesday, police said they had “fined three men aged 47, 46, and 36 from Victoria, New South Wales and the United Kingdom for not wearing seatbelts”.
The infringements will cost the trio $300 each.
The former international greats were in Hobart for the Second Test between Australia and South Africa.
The van was being driven by fellow Channel Nine colleague and former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor, who was wearing a seatbelt, as was passenger and former test wicket keeper Ian Healy.
Tasmania Police issued a statement about the incident and the importance of seatbelts.
“Tasmania Police remind motorists that seatbelts save lives and urge drivers to insist their passengers buckle up too,” it read.