Greg Inglis: How I got caught
JUST hours after South Sydney Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis was named captain of the Kangaroos on Sunday afternoon in Dubbo, he got drunk at the Koori Knockout community games and slept it off in a hotel.
The next day Inglis woke up thinking he was "right to drive" back to Sydney but there was still booze in his system from the night before.
At 2pm as he drove through Lithgow on the Great Western Highway he was pulled over by police and breathalysed where he returned a reading of 0.085.
"I am sincerely apologetic. I hope we can get this sorted and move on from this," the 31-year-old said in Redfern this afternoon.
"I went out to the Knockout, giving back to the community and seeing all the kids smile in Dubbo. I went back to the hotel and thought I'd be right to drive (the next day).
"As a player in this community, it's not good enough. This is a lesson everyone should take out of this: if you're not right to drive, have a Plan B."
Inglis told reporters he was sorry for drink driving, said he immediately called coach Mal Meninga who told Inglis that he would "sort it out".
In a statement, NSW Police on Monday said: "About 2.15pm today officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the Great Western Highway at Lithgow when they detected a black Mercedes-Benz travelling above the speed limit.
However Inglis said he would not voluntarily step down as captain of the Australian team saying his fate was in the hands of the NRL.
"That's entirely up to Mal and the selectors, I spoke to Mal and at the end of the day there are a lot of suggestions out there, but I can't control what's going to happen," he said.
"I'm here today to say I'm sorry and to go through the process.