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Trio caught having a beer after allegedly lying to SA border police

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Three Victorians have spent the night behind bars in South Australia after allegedly lying to police to cross border.

Three Victorians have spent the night behind bars in South Australia after allegedly lying to police and breaking quarantine under the guise of a medical emergency.

Police allege the two men, aged 34 and 35, and a woman, aged 32, breached a coronavirus direction after they crossed the border in a blue Holden Rodeo ute at Yamba about 5pm Saturday.

One of the travellers claimed to need urgent medical attention, however, they failed to visit the medical centre they nominated in South Australia.

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Police located the two men hundreds of kilometres away from the nominated medical centre, instead, allegedly having a beer at the Mawson Lakes Hotel in Adelaide's north.

The woman was allegedly found hiding in a nearby laneway.

The group were arrested and taken in for COVID-19 testing.

They spent the night in jail and are expected to face court this morning where they could face fines of up to $1000.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-south-australia-border-quarantine-breach-three-victorians-arrested-medical-care-yamba-adelaide-covid19/88664350-96ce-4e35-90ae-a030c53f3031

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