http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/origin-legend-fined-after-porsche-crash-20100915-15c6b.html Origin legend fined after Porsche crash September 15, 2010 - 2:57PM State of Origin rugby league legend Dale Shearer has been fined $1000 and banned from driving for a year for drink-driving after a crash that almost killed him. Shearer on Wednesday faced Noosa Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to the charge. The 44-year-old Australian and Origin star crashed and rolled his four-wheel-drive Porsche at Peregian Springs, on the Sunshine Coast, late on February 21 last year. Advertisement: Story continues below He spent months in hospital with neck and abdominal injuries, forced to communicate with family members by winking. Police took blood samples following the crash to determine whether alcohol was a factor. Shearer played 20 Tests for Australia and 26 State of Origin matches for Queensland.