Coronavirus crisis: Man ordered to wear ankle bracelet after WA border breach

Phil HickeyThe West Australian
Police and border patrol staff at the border are checking everyone who comes in.
Camera IconPolice and border patrol staff at the border are checking everyone who comes in. Credit: Supplied/Department of Agriculture and Food

A South Australian man is the latest person to be fitted with an electronic monitoring device after he recently entered WA without receiving approval as an exempt traveller.

The 35-year-old man drove into WA on or about September 23 from South Australia in a vehicle via a bush track north of Kalgoorlie.

It is believed he then travelled to Kellerberrin where he was arrested and charged with fail to comply with a direction.

He was subsequently fined $7500 after appearing in court and was then directed to quarantine at a Perth hotel.

“In consideration of the circumstances of the breach and the man’s history, a monitoring device has been fitted to the man’s ankle on 26 September, and will remain in place until the end of his quarantine period,” police said in a statement on Sunday.

Police have also revealed they have issued further infringements to people who are breaching their responsibilities regarding COVID-19 in recent days.

A 63-year-old man, who is from WA, was issued with an infringement after he visited a number of shops while in self-quarantine.

A 42-year-old man will also be issued with an infringement after he invited a guest to his home in High Wycombe while under a self-quarantine direction.

A 40-year-old New South Wales man, who had been directed to self-quarantine at an address in Innaloo, has also been issued an infringement after he was found to have visited a shop.

The man arrived in Perth on September 12 and was directed to self-quarantine.

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