Police arrest man after illegally entering Queensland at Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi detectives arrested and charged a man with failing to comply with Covid-19 public health direction after he allegedly twice entered Queensland yesterday (Saturday, October 23).

At around 12.15pm a man drove to the vehicle check point at Goondiwindi. After investigations by police it was determined the man did not have a relevant border pass or exemption.

The man was issued with an official direction to immediately leave Queensland. Instead of turning around and returning to New South Wales it will be alleged he sped through the checkpoint.

Police attempted to intercept the vehicle however it failed to stop. The vehicle was last seen fleeing along the Cunningham Highway.

At around 2pm police were advised of a single vehicle crash on the Gore Highway, approximately 25km from Goondiwindi. Police attended and located the man.

He was arrested and issued with infringement notices before being unarrested and transported to the border, returning to New South Wales.

Around 3.50pm police were notified that a man was hitch hiking and allegedly attempting to enter Queensland. Police located the man soon after he crossed a local bridge and entered Queensland.

A 33-year-old Annerley man was arrested and charged with two counts of fail to comply with Covid-19 public health direction, and one each of evade police and drive without due care and attention.

He has been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday, October 25).

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