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Burgess charged for allegedly committing driving offences in Southern Highlands


Former NRL star Sam Burgess is due to spend more time fronting a magistrate after allegedly committing driving offences in the Southern Highlands.

The 32-year-old was allegedly driving a BMW X5 when he was stopped by Highway Patrol officers on the Hume Highway at Braemar yesterday.

"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 for using an unregistered vehicle and failing to obtain a NSW driver's licence after being in Australia for more than three months.

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

The retired rugby league star was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order, requiring him to be of good behaviour.

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

With AAP, Image: 9 News

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