December 9, 2010

Ashes 2010-11

Pietersen busted for speeding ... in Warne's car

Andrew Miller

Kevin Pietersen has been fined A$239 (about £150) and been given three points on his driver’s licence after being caught speeding in a yellow Lamborghini that had been lent to him by his former Ashes adversary, Shane Warne.

Pietersen was busted by traffic cops during a spin along the Great Ocean Road near Melbourne during a day off from training. He was clocked at 121 kilometres (75 miles) per hour in a 100kph (62 mph) zone, but an England team spokesman confirmed that no disciplinary action would be taken against him.

"Geelong highway police detected by laser a yellow Lamborghini travelling north along the Geelong Ring Road at 121km/h in a 100 zone about 2:35pm on Thursday," a police spokesperson said. "The male driver was in his 30s and was issued with a penalty of A$239 and three demerit points. There were no passengers in the vehicle."

Pietersen had earlier used his Twitter page to post pictures of the scenery on one of the world’s most famous roads. “Stunning beaches on The Great Ocean Rd.. Gorgeous drive!!" he said.

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