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Australia Victorian father arrested at NSW border told police 'COVID is fake', court hears

06:07  09 july  2020
06:07  09 july  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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A Victorian father who was charged with breaching NSW's strict new border closures has been granted bail in Albury today.

There was a scuffle outside court following the hearing, with Mr Searby's wife ramming media with her pram as they left. 

Jarrad Searby was arrested after he refused police directions to turn his car around at Corowa yesterday.

a group of people wearing costumes: Police stop and question drivers at a checkpoint in Albury yesterday on the first day of on new border restrictions between NSW and Victoria. © Getty Police stop and question drivers at a checkpoint in Albury yesterday on the first day of on new border restrictions between NSW and Victoria.

Mr Searby refused police officers' offers to help him apply for a permit, telling them that "COVID is fake" and legislation to close the NSW border is "unlawful", the court heard.

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Police spoke with the driver, who allegedly declared his intention to cross into NSW despite not having a valid exemption. The 34-year-old Barnawartha man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with not comply with noticed direction - COVID -19.

He was on his way to coach kickboxing but didn't have a permit, even though living in a border town makes him eligible for one.

Police alleged the 34-year-old declared he would continue to cross the Murray illegally, the court heard.

Mr Searby's wife and three children complied with police directions and returned to Victoria.

The Barnawartha man has since been granted a permit and was given bail by the registrar.

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