Broncos NRL recruit, James Segeyaro, has been convicted of drink-driving in a Brisbane Court this morning.
The Brisbane hooker only signed with the NRL club a month before he was pulled over by police for a random breath test the morning after a night of drinking.
28-year-old Segeyaro only blew a blood-alcohol level of 0.027 – which is less than the legal limit, but because he was driving on a provisional licence, he was not supposed to have any alcohol in his system at all.
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He was charged with driving a motor vehicle while over the limit on May 27.
Segeyaro’s lawyers told the court that he had stopped drinking approximately 10 hours before driving his car, and that he thought the alcohol would have been completely out of his system by then.
“He’s probably wrong by about two hours, in my submission,” Peter Saggers told Brisbane Magistrates Court.
Segeyaro plead guilty, and has been fined $250.
His licence has also been suspended for three months.
The NRL Integrity Unit also signed off on a one game suspension for Segeyaro as punishment for his offence, so he’ll sit out of the Broncos v Titans clash at Suncorp this weekend.Bronm