Hours after being named as the new Kangaroos captain, 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.
Inglis was recorded 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.
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 license suspended and is scheduled to appear in Lithgow Local Court on November 22.
Australian Test selector Laurie Daley says Greg Inglis needs to relinquish the Kangaroos captaincy after being nabbed drink driving and speeding just hours after being bestowed the honour.
Former Test skipper Daley said the South Sydney star had let the game down, claiming his position as leader of the national side was now untenable.
“I’m pretty sure Greg and Mal (coach Mal Meninga) will come to the decision that he needs to step down as captain of his country. He’s let himself down. He’s let the game down. And he’ll pay a massive price for that,” Daley said.