Cricket great Michael Slater charged for allegedly breaching bail after drunken incident that landed him in hospital
- Police called after reports of concern for Michael Slater on Thursday night
- NSW Ambulance was called and Slater was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital
- He remained in hospital for four days until a court appearance in Sydney
Cricket great Michael Slater has been charged for allegedly breaching bail after a drunken incident that saw him confined to hospital for four days.
On arrival they immediately called NSW Ambulance after allegedly finding him in in breach of an alcohol and/or drug restriction.
Police rushed to Michael Slater’s home in Manly on Sydney ‘s Northern Beaches on Thursday night after reports of concern for his welfare
The former Test batter (pictured with ex-wife Jo) was hospitalised for mental health reasons when charges of stalking were quashed on April 27
Slater, 52, was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital where he stayed until a court appearance on Monday, the Daily Telegraph reported.
‘On Monday, 18 July he was escorted to Manly Police Station and charged with breach of bail, appearing at Manly Local Court the same day,’ a NSW Police statement said.
Slater was released on bail on the condition including that he abstain from alcohol and drugs.
He was already facing charges including assault and stalk/intimidate relating to an incident in April this year.
The court previously heard Slater received treatment for an alcohol use disorder and other mental health issues.
On April 27 a court dismissed charges that Slater stalked or intimidated his ex-partner and used a carriage service to menace or harass her.
Slater previously worked as a commentator for Channel Seven alongside ex-Test skipper Ricky Ponting (middle) and Mel McLaughlin (left)
A police prosecutor told Waverley Local Court that day that Slater was ‘detained’ by police and ambulance officers the previous night, when he was hospitalised for mental health reasons.
Magistrate Ross Hudson said that the cricketer’s health appeared to have somewhat ‘unravelled’.
He said a breach of an apprehended violence order – where he sent messages to his ex-partner – appeared to be a ‘cry for help’.
The charges were quashed.