Man ejected from ski resort for not complying with COVID-19 safety plan

Michael Weaver 3 August 2020
NSW Police

Police have arrested a man from western Sydney for intimidating police. Photo: File.

Police in the Snowy Mountains have arrested and charged a man from western Sydney with intimidating police.

He originally came to the attention of police for allegedly refusing to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions.

At about 10:00 am yesterday (30 July), the 43-year-old man attended a ski resort in the Snowy Mountains. As he approached a ski lift, the lift attendant requested the man cover his face as per the resort’s COVID-19 safety plan.

The man allegedly refused to comply and, after arguing with staff, he was asked to leave the resort. Police were called when the man refused.

Officers from Monaro Police District attended and spoke with the man before directing him to leave the area.

The man complied and left in a grey Toyota Hilux.

A short time later, police were in their vehicle near Prussian Creek on Kosciuszko Road when the same man allegedly drove past beeping his horn, before swerving across the road.

The man was stopped by police a short distance away. He allegedly refused to take a breath test.

The man was arrested and taken to Jindabyne Police Station where he was charged with intimidating a police officer, refusing to produce an Australian drivers licence and other traffic offences.

The man from Kellyville in western Sydney has been refused bail and is due to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court today (31 July).


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