Police arrest man after driving off from checkpoint, South Australia

A man will face court today after allegedly breaching COVID-19 directions.

Just after 10.30pm on Sunday 9 August, a man driving a Hyundai sedan was stopped at the Bordertown checkpoint on the Dukes Highway. Enquiries by police revealed the man had earlier that day flown from Victoria to Adelaide having not completed a Cross Border form. He did not meet the required criteria for entry at the Airport and subsequently flew back to Victoria at 3pm.

The man was again refused entry at the checkpoint and directed to return. Police will allege he then drove off towards Adelaide and was followed for a short distance until he stopped on the Dukes Highway.

The 45-year-old from Tasmania was charged with failing to comply with a direction under the Emergency Management Act and refused bail. He will appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court later today.


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