Perth: Luke Pomersbach, an Australian player who plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL, was charged with assaulting police and a number of traffic offences.
The left- hander who played one Twenty20 for Australia was allegedly driving a car that was involved in an accident with an accident at City Beach around 9.30pm last night before driving off.
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Police claimed that , Pomersbach, who will appear in court Friday, left the scene in his car and later hit a large garbage container, driving it into the porch of a nearby house.
"He was spoken to by police and as he was being placed in the rear of a police sedan, he informed police that he did not want to accompany them and tried to leave," police spokesman Greg Lambert said.
"A struggle developed when police tried to restrain the man, during which a police officer was pushed backward into a window of the house, causing it to break. The man eventually managed to break free and ran away from the scene."
Pomersbach, 24, plays for the Western Warriors, was later suspended him from preseason training of the team.
In 2007, Pomersbach and Western Australia 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. Pomersbach was also suspended in 2009 after he failed to show up for a club game.
Pomersbach has scored 1,570 runs at an average of 43.61 in 22 first-class matches.