Two more people charged with COVID related offences

Two more people have been charged with a number of offences including COVID related offences after separate incidents yesterday.

A 40 year old Goodwood man has been charged with a number of offences, including failing to comply with the direction of the Director of Public Health after the vehicle he was driving was intercepted by police early Thursday morning.

The defendant was also charged with evade police, driving while disqualified, a number of other traffic offences.

A 46 year old South Hobart woman was charged with a range of offences, including failing to comply with the direction of the Direction of Public Health, after she was intercepted by police driving a vehicle in Claremont yesterday afternoon.

The woman was also charged with driving while disqualified, using a controlled drug, and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Both people were detained to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court today.

Police would like to remind the public to only be absent from their primary residences with a lawful reason (as outlined by the Director of Public Health) and that incidents where a false claim by a person to be infected with COVID-19 will be taken very seriously.

Under the Emergency Management Act, there is a penalty of up to 100 penalty units ($16,800) or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months for failing to comply with a lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker.

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