Aussie Cricketer James Faulkner in Trouble after Drink and Drive Incident

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 | 0


Australian all-rounder James Faulkner was reportedly charged for driving under the influence of alcohol in the United Kingdom on Thursday. Although he was released on bail, the 25-year-old is slated to face a hearing on July 21.

According to a report by Cricket Australia (CA), Faulkner recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.10 – three folds more than the permissible limit of 0.035. Consequently, he could be convicted for up to six months in the lockup besides unconstrained fine, as per the local laws.

Faulkner, later, made an apology for the unlawful activity as he vowed to acknowledge the subsequent actions.

“I can’t excuse my actions and understand that I have let people down,” Faulkner was quoted as saying by the CA website. “My decision to drive was an error in judgement. I apologize unreservedly and accept any penalty handed to me by Cricket Australia and the relevant authorities.”

Currently pursuing his county stint with Lancashire, Faulkner’s chances of making into the national side appear bleak – at least for the near future – as a potential eight-match ban hovers over.





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