NRL star escapes conviction
NRL star Greg Inglis has escaped conviction and been placed on a good behaviour bond for his “very poor decision” to drink and drive.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs captain was yesterday handed an 18-month good behaviour bond for having a blood alcohol reading of 0.085 on October 1 last year when he was caught speeding at 99km/h in an 80km/h zone near Lithgow.
Downing Centre Local Court was told Australian Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga and NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg were among those who had written character references for the rugby league star.
NSW chief magistrate Graeme Henson said he had considered Inglis’ remorse, lack of criminal record, guilty plea, substantial charity work and the media attention surrounding the case, when reaching his verdict. He also noted that Inglis had been stripped of the captaincy of the Kangaroos.