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Sleeping Victorian arrested in South Australia for coronavirus breach


A sleeping Victorian man was arrested in South Australia on Friday afternoon for allegedly breaching coronavirus directions.

The man was found a car parked near a cemetery at Renmark, a town near the Victorian border.

A member of the public flagged down a police patrol to report a suspicious vehicle parked near the cemetery at Renmark West.

Police found the man sleeping in the car. Checks revealed he had been refused entry to South Australia about 2.30am that morning.

The 39-year-old man from Victoria was arrested and charged with failing to comply with COVID-19 directions.

He was refused police bail and was taken to the Adelaide City Watch House. He is expected to appear in court via video link on Monday.

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It’s the latest in a number of arrests related to border control. Earlier in the week, three Victorians were arrested in Adelaide after claiming they needed to cross the border for emergency medical treatment.

Another three men tried to stow away on a train from Victoria to Adelaide.

Two Adelaide men were also arrested after being accused of speeding through a border crossing.



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