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.
- Nine people were fined after indoor gatherings at East Jindabyne and Maroubra exceeded the 20-person limit
- A man, 47, was fined after an unauthorised public gathering in Hyde Park South on Friday morning after more than 20 people were grouped together
- Two men, aged 34 and 38, were fined over a separate unauthorised gathering at Sydney University
- A 44-year-old woman was fined at a hotel in Liverpool after police determined her reason for travelling from Victoria to NSW was false. She was sent home
- A pub licensee, 50, was fined after failing to comply with coronavirus restrictions including maintaining social distancing and keeping an accurate register of visitors
- A 53-year-old man was fined after hosting a house party at his home in Mullumbimby. He told police he was aware there were too many attendees but wasn't worried because he believes Coronavirus is just a flu.
- A 24-year-old woman was fined after police pulled her over driving on a disqualified licence and breaching self-isolation regulations. She had returned from Victoria on July 20.
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