Aaron Phangiso, 31, who recently returned from the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, was initially suspected of driving a stolen vehicle, but the police later subjected the spinner to a blood test, believing that he may have consumed alcohol. He was warned and released. He is due to appear in court on August 14.
“It’s nothing but a show to the media and public that they (the police) are doing the job by arresting my client, who is a celebrity,” said his advocate Peter Roy Masango.
Cricket South Africa spokesman Altaaf Kazi said they are aware of the allegations.
Gauteng police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed the arrest.
Sunday TribuneProteas cricketer claims arrest for alleged drunk driving only happened because he was well known.
Original source: World Cup Protea arrested