Pomersbach suspended for assaulting a police officer

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Melbourne, Aug 10 (ANI): Western Australia cricketer Luke Pomersbach has been suspended indefinitely after being charged for assaulting a police officer while attempting to escape custody.

Police allege Pomersbach was involved in two hit-and-run incidents in Perth last night before attempting to escape custody.

During an alleged struggle, a police officer was pushed into a window of Pomersbach's City Beach house. The officer required hospital treatment for minor cuts.

WACA chief executive Graeme Wood said no other Warriors players were involved, News.com.au reports.

Pomersbach, who made his Twenty20 debut for Australia in 2007, has been charged with failing to stop, failing to accompany police, driving with an alcohol level in excess 0.08, assaulting a public officer, obstructing police and escaping legal custody.

Wood said he was "very disappointed" and confirmed the hard-hitting left-hander would be stood down from pre-season training until at least Friday's court hearing.

"The matter will be heard in the Perth Magistrates Court on Friday. Until then, Luke has been suspended from all pre-season training commitments with the Warriors," Wood said.

Police allege that Pomersbach was driving while intoxicated when his car crashed into the back of another car in the western Perth suburb of City Beach.

Pomersbach is alleged to have fled the scene in the Toyota Prado and 15 minutes later hit a skip, slamming the loaded bin four metres into the pergola of an adjoining house.

He reversed the car and drove away, leaving an oil trail to his nearby home, police spokesman Greg Lambert said.

In 2007, Pomersbach and WA teammate Shaun Marsh were suspended for engaging in a heavy drinking session just days before the team flew to Adelaide for a match against South Australia. (ANI)

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