NRL star es­capes con­vic­tion

The West Australian - - NEWS -

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.

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