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

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

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.

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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.