Sam Burgess cleared of allegations he drove on medication

Former NRL star Sam Burgess has been cleared of failing a roadside drug take a look at as he gears as much as combat an allegation he drove on a suspended licence.

Mr Burgess, 34, was pulled over in his BMW 4WD in Kingsford in Sydney’s japanese suburbs in December final 12 months and it was alleged by police that the South Sydney nice returned a constructive end result for cocaine.

At the time he posted a press release to social media through which he denied having consumed any drug.

His solicitor Bryan Wrench on Wednesday instructed the Waverley Local Court that his shopper had by no means been charged after a second take a look at returned a adverse end result.

“Mr Burgess was pulled over, submitted to a drug test and I can happily confirm the drug test has now confirmed there were no drugs in Mr Burgess’ system,” Mr Wrench mentioned in courtroom on Tuesday.

Mr Wrench additionally mentioned that an impartial drug take a look at additionally confirmed the adverse end result.

Sam Burgess has denied driving with. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Simon BullardSource: News Corp Australia

He was additionally charged with allegedly driving on a suspended licence and is ready to combat that allegation at a listening to subsequent 12 months.

Mr Wrench on Tuesday mentioned in courtroom it appeared there was a “vendetta” to get Mr Burgess off the highway.

He raised feedback made by then state Transport Minister Andrew Constance who in May 2021 instructed a press convention: “We are now of course going to have to go back through the police, the DPP to see what we can do to legally get him (Mr Burgess) off the road.”

Sam Burgess’s assertion on Instagram. Picture: InstagramSource: Supplied

At the time Mr Burgess had no conviction recorded towards him after he pleaded responsible to a few unrelated site visitors offences of driving an unregistered car, driving with out a NSW licence and driving with cocaine in his system.

When he was pulled over there was no signal that he was intoxicated, the courtroom heard on the time.

He was fined $1162 and sentenced to a nine-month conditional launch order.

At the time a Justice of the Peace spared him a conviction as a result of “arduous and rigorous” rehabilitation program the retired Englishman had accomplished.

Mr Wrench mentioned the suspension was for issues which had been over three-years-old and appeared: “arbitrary by the RMS.”

Mr Burgess will contest the driving whereas suspended matter at a listening to in February 2024.

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