Bernard Tomic caught speeding, loses licence
Bernard Tomic had a run-in with the law last year.
Tennis star Bernard Tomic has lost his licence after speeding on the Gold Coast.
Queensland Police said that a 20-year-old man was caught speeding at 78km/h in a 60km/h zone. Tomic was travelling eastward on Salerno Street on the Isle of Capri at the time.
He was caught by an unmarked police car at 10.25am on Tuesday morning. It is believed he was travelling in his bright yellow Ferrari.
The Queensland Police spokeswoman said Tomic was issued with a standard $220 infringement notice, with the loss of three demerit points.
Tomic was driving on a 12-month good behaviour licence, which only has one demerit point, because of a string of prior traffic offences.
The loss of his licence is the latest in a string of incidents for the tennis star.
In January last year, Tomic was issued three $300 traffic fines on the one day while driving in Broadbeach, on the Gold Coast, and he claimed a police officer wanted to hit him. Tomic was later found guilty of failing to stop for police, was fined $750, and given a 12-month good behaviour bond.
In October, Tomic and a friend got into a fight at a Gold Coast spa. Tomic is then alleged to have turned on the police who arrived to break up the fight.
In December, Tomic was suspended from Australia’s opening Davis Cup tie in Taiwan due to Tennis Australia's concern over his off-court behaviour. He was also accused of tanking in the third set of his match against Andy Roddick at the US Open.
Tomic was Australia’s top-ranked player until October but has slipped in world rankings from 27 to 52.
But Tomic looked to have turned the corner in 2013 after a impressive start to new tennis season. He won his first ATP title at the Sydney International before suffering his first loss of the summer, succumbing to Roger Federer in three sets in the Australian Open third round.
With AAP, Scott Spits