Police charge man after attempting to cross border without permit at Corowa

A man has been charged after allegedly attempting to cross the NSW/Victoria border near Corowa earlier today.

About 11am (Wednesday 8 July 2020), a Mitsubishi Outlander bearing Victorian number plates attempted to drive into NSW on Carlyle Road, Wahgunyah.

Police spoke with the driver, who allegedly declared his intention to cross into NSW despite not having a valid exemption.

Police allege the man was given several opportunities to comply with police directions, which he refused.

The man’s wife and three children complied with police direction and returned to Victoria.

The 34-year-old Barnawartha man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Albury Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 9 July 2020).

The public is reminded it is an offence to enter NSW from Victoria without a valid exemption.

Since midnight (Wednesday 8 July 2020), more than 50,000 vehicles have crossed the border from Victoria into NSW.

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