The Dominion Post

Burgess avoids conviction

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Sam Burgess has avoided recording a conviction for driving with cocaine in his system in February and will remain on the road despite a history of 32 traffic offences since the former NRL star arrived in Australia in 2010. Burgess pleaded guilty to three driving charges on Tuesday at Moss Vale Local Court after he was pulled over by police and tested positive for cocaine on February 22. He was initially charged with two offences – driving without a licence and using an unregister­ed vehicle – but was later charged with drug driving in April after a secondary saliva test confirmed the positive roadside test to cocaine.

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