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Sam Burgess arrested after allegedly failing roadside drug test

Former NRL star Sam Burgess is due to spend more time fronting a magistrate after allegedly committing driving offences. The 32-year-old was allegedly driving a BMW X5 when stopped on the Hume Highway south of Sydney on Monday.

“He was subjected to a random roadside drug test before being taken to Southern Highlands Police Station where he underwent a secondary oral fluid test,” police said in a statement, without naming Burgess. “The sample has been sent for further analysis.”

The man was told to attend court on charges of driving without a valid NSW licence and using an unregistered vehicle.

Numerous media outlets named the man as Burgess, who was earlier in February convicted of intimidating his former father-in-law.

The retired star was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order, requiring him to be of good behaviour. Burgess said afterwards that his legal team had appealed the conviction.

Burgess is due to face Moss Vale Local Court on the driving allegations on 4 May.

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