Former England rugby star Sam Burgess was arrested for visitors offences and attainable drug use in Australia Monday in his newest run-in with authorities, native media reported.
Burgess, 32, was reportedly pulled over by police whereas driving down a freeway about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of Sydney and given a roadside drug take a look at, which he allegedly failed.
Police would solely say they stopped a 32-year-old man in the world and took him to a neighborhood police station the place he was given a second drug take a look at after which arrested for driving and not using a license in an unregistered automobile.
Results of the second drug take a look at are pending, they mentioned in a press release.
Police wouldn’t verify the id of the person, citing privateness guidelines, however an official famous they’d not usually put out a press launch regarding a visitors violation if it didn’t concern a “particular person of curiosity”.
The man was launched and ordered to look in court docket on May 4, police mentioned.
Burgess, a former twin rugby worldwide, is at the moment on a two-year good behaviour bond after being convicted early this month of intimidating the daddy of his ex-wife throughout a confrontation in October 2019.
He is interesting that conviction.
Burgess stepped down final yr from roles as a coach of the Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league workforce and a tv commentator after police and rugby officers launched investigations into allegations of drug use and home violence involving the previous participant.
He has denied these allegations.
Burgess spent most of his profession in Australia with South Sydney whereas additionally taking part in 24 rugby league matches for England.
He additionally made a short code-switch, taking part in 5 rugby union Tests for England, together with on the 2015 World Cup.
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