Police charge man with Fail to comply – Broome (COVID-19)

Broome Police have charged a 36-year-old Kardinya man for allegedly contravening biosecurity checkpoints and entering the Broome Town site as a non-essential traveller.

It will be alleged on the morning of 27 March 2020, the man was denied entry to the Kimberly region at the Sandfire checkpoint (from the Pilbara).

It will further alleged around 10.50pm Saturday 28 March 2020 Broome Police attended a premises in Louis Street, Broome and located the man in his vehicle.

He did not fall within any of the categories of exemption, therefore he was not authorised to enter the biosecurity area.

Under Commonwealth laws, access to prescribed biosecurity areas is restricted as part of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Western Australia.

The man was arrested and remains in custody until he appears in Northbridge Magistrates Court via video link today Sunday 29 March 2020.

He has been charged with one count of Fail to comply with emergency requirements.

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