Footy star slapped with huge fine over little known road rule that he didn't ...

Footy star is slapped with a huge fine for falling foul of a little known road rule that he didn't even know was a crime NRL star Joe Ofahengaue guilty of being 'in control' of car while under influence The hulking Brisbane prop fell asleep in his car while at a friend's house party He had the car running for air conditioning when police arrived hours later  He was charged with being in control of a vehicle while under the influence

By Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:36 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 04:37 GMT, 12 February 2020

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An NRL star said he is 'extremely embarrassed' after copping a huge fine for breaching a little known road rule he had no idea existed. 

Brisbane Broncos player Joe Ofahengaue, 24, faced the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to 'being in control of a vehicle while under the influence'

The hulking prop told the court he was 'extremely embarrassed and remorseful' for the incident, The Courier Mail reported. 

Brisbane Broncos star player Joe Ofahengaue (pictured with girlfriend Sofi Leota) has been fined for sleeping in his car while drunk

Brisbane Broncos star player Joe Ofahengaue (pictured with girlfriend Sofi Leota) has been fined for sleeping in his car while drunk

Ofahengaue was at a house party celebrating a friend's cancer free anniversary when he went out to his car. 

Defence lawyer Dave Garratt said Ofahengaue went to his vehicle to collect a speaker but ended up falling asleep inside the car instead. 

'He

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