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Woman charged with coughing on police in NSW

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A woman has been charged with deliberately coughing on police before letting two dogs off their leads when officers turned up at her house in NSW.

A woman has been charged with deliberately coughing on police before allegedly letting two dogs off their leads when officers turned up at her house.

Police were responding to reports of a domestic violence incident in Wagga Wagga in regional NSW yesterday, when they arrested a man, 27.

Officers tried to talk to a woman at the house, when she allegedly told the man to cough on police as the pair were awaiting coronavirus test results.

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The woman, 24, then allegedly moved in front of a male constable and coughed deliberately in his face, twice, before letting two large dogs off their leads, NSW Police said.

The man was released, and the pair were allowed to attend a COVID-19 clinic for testing. Both officers were also tested and have since returned negative results.

The woman has since been charged with not comply noticed direction re spitting/coughing – COVID-19, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of their duty.

She was granted bail and is due to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on September 16.

NSW Police issued 16 $1000 fines at the weekend to people breaching the public health orders.

These include:

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-fines-wagga-wagga-woman-charged-with-coughing-on-police-mullumbimby-man-says-virus-is-just-a-flu/54b5e763-182e-4045-8ab1-6539378c8503

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