Thursday, June 24, 2021

Man sent to prison for eight months after two quarantine breaches within days

A man has been sent to prison for eight months in Western Australia for breaching the state’s quarantine rules twice.
Police say the 37-year-old man arrived at Perth Airport from Queensland on August 17 and was ordered to self-isolate at a home in Beachboro, in Perth’s north-east.
Five days after that order, however, officers who arrived to check on him found that he was not there. They then charged him with failing to comply with a public health direction.
Then, four days later, police who were doing traffic patrols in Midland pulled the man over during a second quarantine breach.
He was taken into custody and faced court on Friday. A magistrate sentenced him to two months in jail for the breaches and six months behind bars for driving with a disqualified licence.
The man is among at least five others in the state who have also received jail terms for breaches of WA’s strict quarantine requirements.

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