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One man charged and four issued $1000 PINs in three separate COVID-19 breaches

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A man who was issued a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) at the weekend for entering into NSW from Victoria without a permit has now been charged, after allegedly trying to cross the border again in the back of a taxi. Just before 10pm last night (Tuesday 15 September 2020), police at a border checkpoint on … Continue reading “One man charged and four issued $1000 PINs in three separate COVID-19 breaches”

A man who was issued a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) at the weekend for entering into NSW from Victoria without a permit has now been charged, after allegedly trying to cross the border again in the back of a taxi.

Just before 10pm last night (Tuesday 15 September 2020), police at a border checkpoint on the Hume Highway, South Albury, stopped a taxi attempting to enter NSW and spoke with the driver and passenger.

Checks revealed the passenger – a 26-year-old man – did not have a valid permit to be entering NSW and had attempted to cross the border several times previously. Additionally, the man had been given a PIN at Central Railway Station on Saturday (12 September 2020) and instructed to return to Victoria, when he was unable to produce a permit.

He was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with not complying with a noticed direction. The man was granted strict conditional bail, to appear before Albury Local Court on Monday 12 October 2020.

Additionally, four PINs have been issued since the past update:

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Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/09/16/one-man-charged-and-four-issued-1000-pins-in-three-separate-covid-19-breaches/

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