Australian professional boxer and swimsuit model Lauren Eagle has allegedly been accused of driving while under the influence of drugs - an accusation she strongly denies, saying the test result was due to prescription medications.
The 29-year-old super-featherweight champ was arrested on Wednesday morning after reportedly testing positive for methamphetamine, or ice, at a random drug test in Peakhurst.
According to The Daily Telegraph, she was taken to Kogorah Police Station for further testing and was subsequently prohibited from driving for 24 hours.
Speaking with the publication, Eagle’s lawyer Adam Houda claimed any positive reading would have been a direct result of his client taking prescription drugs for a pre-existing health issue.
“She hasn’t taken any illicit drugs,” he said.
“Such a suggestion would not only be wrong, but also cruel and unfair.”
It is believed Eagle - who starred in season two of The Celebrity Apprentice - is being treated for a sleeping disorder.
Lauren later told Today:
'[My reading] came back positive, I relayed all the information to them about my doctor diagnosing me with narcolepsy, depression and ADHD.
'We went back to the station and they did another test, which needs to be sent to the analytical laboratory in Lidcome.
'I was released and I don't get charged until the results come back from that laboratory.
'It's not true one iota, and it would have all been revealed in six weeks when the results come back.'
The maximum penalty for driving under the influence for a first offence is a $3300 fine and up to three months in prison.
This not Eagle's first brush with the law.
In November 2013, the star was charged with maliciously damaging property and two counts of common assault after a dispute at her family home in Sydney's south.
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