Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew claims he was fined for jaywalking across a deserted street following Australia's victory over England in the second Ashes Test

Jonathan Agnew ‘booked for jaywalking after Ashes Test’

Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew claims he was booked for jaywalking across a deserted street following Australia’s victory over England in the second Ashes Test.

The veteran BBC presenter said he crossed a road in Adelaide in the early hours of Thursday morning when he was stopped by ‘rude and offensive’ police officers.

‘Booked for walking across a deserted street at 0045. Adelaide! I used to love you! How sad,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘There were four officers. Rude and offensive,’ he later tweeted to South Australia Police.

Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew claims he was fined for jaywalking across a deserted street following Australia's victory over England in the second Ashes Test

Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew claims he was fined for jaywalking across a deserted street following Australia’s victory over England in the second Ashes Test

'Booked for walking across a deserted street at 0045. Adelaide! I used to love you!' he wrote on Twitter

‘Booked for walking across a deserted street at 0045. Adelaide! I used to love you!’ he wrote on Twitter

The veteran BBC presenter said he crossed a road in Adelaide in the early hours of Thursday morning when he was stopped by 'rude and offensive' police officers

The veteran BBC presenter said he crossed a road in Adelaide in the early hours of Thursday morning when he was stopped by ‘rude and offensive’ police officers

A police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia they had no record of the incident.

As he prepared to board a flight on Thursday morning, Agnew wrote: ‘Well that was all rather strange last night! Time to go home.’

Some on social media joked that the police justification was fully justified.

‘Don’t break the law and you won’t get caught. No sympathy sorry Aggers,’ one wrote, while another said: ’45 minutes after curfew Aggers. You had it coming.’

Agnew, pictured front, wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning: Adelaide! I used to love you! How sad'

Agnew, pictured front, wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning: Adelaide! I used to love you! How sad’

Pictured, Agnew speaks with England captain Joe Root during a ahead of a one day match in August

Pictured, Agnew speaks with England captain Joe Root during a ahead of a one day match in August

Others were more understanding and slammed the South Australian police force.

‘Surely they have more important things to police than jaywalking tourists? Shameful,’ one wrote.

‘Apologies Jonathan. Sadly our police are more concerned about revenue raising than actual law and order,’ another said.

There is no specific offence of jaywalking, according to the South Australian government’s Pedestrian Offences Handbook.

‘But under the Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) and the Australian Road Rules a number of offences exist in relation to walking without regard to other road users or without regard to safety,’ the handbook reads.

Some on social media joked that the police justification was fully justified

Some on social media joked that the police justification was fully justified

As he prepared to board a flight on Thursday morning, Agnew wrote: 'Well that was all rather strange last night! Time to go home'

As he prepared to board a flight on Thursday morning, Agnew wrote: ‘Well that was all rather strange last night! Time to go home’

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