Dimuth Karunaratne Arrested for Drunk Driving, Released on Bail
Sri Lanka Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested following a drink and drive incident on Sunday morning if reports in the Sri Lankan media are to be believed. Karunaratne was in an inebriated state when he rammed into a three-wheeler in Borella which left the driver of the vehicle injured. Dimuth Karunaratne was driving the car in a drunken state.
The driver of the vehicle was hospitalized after he sustained a few minor injuries. As per reports in the ESPN Cricinfo, it is learnt that Dimuth Karunaratne was taken into custody around 5 40 am Sri Lanka time on Sunday. The left-handed batsman was later released on bail. He will appear in court in the upcoming week.
It was around 5:15 am this morning that the cricketer was driving his vehicle in Kynsey Road in Borella. It was during the same time that his car collided with a three-wheeler. As per reports in Sri Lanka Mirro, the driver of the vehicle was taken to the National Hospital in Colombo for treatment.
Police further revealed that Dimuth was under the influence of alcohol when the accident took place. He was subsequently arrested which was stated by the Police Headquarters. Furthermore, the police released a statement claiming that the accident was a minor one. No one was injured during the incident. However, Dimuth Karunaratne could be fined in court for drunk driving.
Meanwhile the 30-year-old was recently handed the Test captaincy of the Sri Lankan national team. He also led Sri Lanka to a historic 2-0 series victory against South Africa in their backyard. It was a special achievement by the Sri Lankan team who has struggled quite a bit in the recent past.
This particular result has prompted the selectors to at least think about Karunaratne as an option to lead the team in the 2019 World Cup. The southpaw last played an ODI for Sri Lanka back in 2015. However, there have been speculations of him being appointed the skipper of Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign as well.
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