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Newly Appointed Kangaroos Captain Greg Inglis Charged With Drink Driving

Earlier this afternoon

Newly Appointed Kangaroos Captain Greg Inglis Charged With Drink Driving AAP

Greg Inglis has been charged with mid-range drink driving offences after he was arrested near Lithgow earlier this afternoon.

Inglis was pulled over by NSW Police on his way home from playing in the Koori Knockout round in Dubbo, when he underwent a breath analysis.

"At 2.15pm, officers attached to the traffic and highway patrol command were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the Great Western Highway at Lithgow detected a black Mercedes Benz travelling above the speed limit," a police spokeswoman told news.com.au.

"Police stopped the car and performed a roadside breath test on the driver, a 31-year-old man from Coogee, which allegedly returned a positive result."

The Souths star was arrested and taken to Lithgow Police Station, undergoing a second breath test which allegedly returned a result of 0.085.

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Inglis's licence has been suspended and he will appear in Lithgow Local Court on November 2nd, having been issued a field court attendance notice for mid-range drink driving and a traffic infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit.

The charges came just hours after Australian coach Mal Meninga named Inglis as captain in a move he said ushered in "a new era for the Kangaroos."

A Current Affair first broke the news.

 

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