A 59 year old Penguin woman has been charged with failing to comply with the lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker as a result of two incidents in Launceston today.
The woman returned to Tasmania on the Spirit after travelling in country Victoria today. She was transported to Launceston by bus where she allegedly caused a number of issues before being placed into mandatory quarantine at the Best Western Hotel, Launceston.
Shortly after 11am, police were called to the Best Western Hotel after the woman had allegedly become abusive and aggressive and was refusing to stay in her room. Police gave her advice in relation to quarantine and left shortly after.
Unfortunately, just after 2pm police were again called to the Best Western in relation to the same woman. She was allegedly again refusing to stay in her room, being disruptive and throwing food. Police gave the woman a formal direction to quarantine however, she continued to refuse.
The woman was arrested for and charged with ‘Fail to comply with the lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker’ and has been detained to appear in an out of hours court session in the Launceston Magistrates Court at 8pm tonight.