NSW police issue $1000 PIN to man attempting to travel to Wagga Wagga from Victoria

A Victorian man has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice after crossing the border with intent to travel beyond the border bubble.

About 5pm yesterday (Monday 21 September 2020), officers from Griffith Highway Patrol stopped a Subaru in a carpark on Leonard Street, Hay, after checks revealed the vehicle had a warning about previously attempting to cross the border last Wednesday (16 September 2020).

Police spoke with the driver, a 26-year-old man, who stated he resided in Irymple, Victoria, and was travelling to Wagga Wagga for work, but intended to move to Burwood, Sydney.

The man produced a permit and was advised by officers it was only valid to enter the border region.

He was issued with a $1000 PIN for fail to comply with noticed direction in relation to s7, 8, 9 – COVID-19 and directed to return to the border region.

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.

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