Greg Inglis charged with drink driving

Greg Inglis
Greg Inglis

Hours after being named as the new Kangaroos captain, Bowraville’s Greg Inglis has been charged by police for drink driving and speeding offences.

The South Sydney star was reportedly driving along the Great Western Highway in a black Mercedes when police say he was pulled over at 2.15pm on Monday.

Fox Sports said he was clocked speeding by stationary highway patrol officers outside of Lithgow.

Police then performed a roadside blood alcohol breath test on the driver, which allegedly returned a positive result.

Inglis was then taken to Lithgow Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.085.

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Inglis, 31, was returning to Sydney from Dubbo where he had been playing in the Koori Knockout rugby league tournament.

"The driver was issued a field court attendance notice for mid-range drink driving and issued a traffic infringement notice for exceed speed," a police statement said.

Inglis had his licence suspended and is scheduled to appear in Lithgow Local Court on November 22.

Earlier on Monday Inglis was named the new captain of the Kangaroos for Tests against New Zealand and Tonga in Auckland later this month.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga chose him to succeed long-time skipper Cameron Smith and lead a 19-man squad missing nine members of last year's World Cup-winning team.

Australian Associated Press

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