NRL star Greg Inglis has been charged with speeding and drink driving, just hours after being named captain of the Australian rugby league team.
The ABC understands Inglis was returning to Sydney from Dubbo where he had been attending the Koori Knockout, an Indigenous football competition in Dubbo.
“Officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the Great Western Highway at Lithgow when they detected a black Mercedes-Benz travelling above the speed limit,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“Police stopped the car and performed a roadside breath test on the 31-year-old driver, a man from Coogee, which allegedly returned a positive reading,” the statement said.
Police allege Inglis was travelling more than 10 kilometres above the speed limit, which attracted the attention of officers.
He then tested positive to roadside breath test, before he was taken to Lithgow Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis and allegedly recorded a reading of 0.085.
Inglis was charged with mid-range drink driving and speeding offences.
His licence was suspended and he is due to appear in Lithgow Court in November.
Earlier on Monday, the South Sydney Rabbitoh was named by coach Mal Meninga as the new Australian rugby league captain in Tests against New Zealand and Tonga in Auckland this month.
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