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Man charged after allegedly breaching self-isolation while on a warrant

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The 47-year-old was pulled over on Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills about 8.40pm on Friday and told police he had a learner’s licence, despite being in the car on his own.

A Sydney man has been charged after allegedly breaching self-isolation and driving with an expired licence while a warrant was out for his arrest.

The 47-year-old was pulled over on Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills about 8.40pm on Friday and told police he had a learner's licence, despite being in the car on his own.

NSW police arrested the man after checks revealed he had an outstanding warrant and his licence was disqualified.

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It was then revealed the man had been at the home of a woman he had an AVO with and was driving her car.

The man had also been told to self-isolate as he had been identified as a close contact of someone with coronavirus.

He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19.

He has been formally refused bail and is due to re-appear at Central Local Court on Wednesday.

In a separate incident, a man is accused of spitting at a police officer after being asked to leave the A-League Grand Final at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta last night.

The 24-year-old from Bronte was asked to leave the stadium but allegedly became argumentative, and officers issued him with a move-on direction.

Police will allege in court the man started to walk away but turned around and spat at one of the officers.

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He was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with common assault, not comply noticed direction re spitting/coughing - COVID-19, and assault police officer in execution of duty.

He was banned from the stadium and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 14 October.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-sydney-man-charged-allegedly-driving-expired-licence-breaching-isolation/f7b68385-191a-465d-8d4e-efd5ad999886

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