Port Lincoln locals fined for lockdown breaches

Fines issued for lockdown breaches

Police have issued fines to a number of people in three separate incidents in Port Lincoln on Wednesday evening for failing to comply with the current statewide stay at home direction.

At about 4pm on July 21 patrols stopped a vehicle with two occupants on Bel-Air Drive and enquiries revealed the driver, a 50-year-old Port Lincoln man, had a disqualified licence.

The man was arrested and charged with driving while disqualified and was bailed to appear in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on August 31.

He and his passenger, a 34-year-old Port Lincoln man were also issued with a $1092 on the spot fine for failing to comply with a direction.

Then just after 5.30pm, patrols were called to a house on Flinders Highway following reports of several people having gathered at the property for a party.

Six people were issued with $1092 fines for failing to comply with a direction.

Finally at 8pm, patrols located a woman in the Port Lincoln CBD and issued her with a $1092 on the spot fine for failing to comply with the current direction.

Police remind community members that under the current direction, people must remain at home unless leaving for an essential reason.

This includes undertaking duties as an essential worker, to buy essential goods and services such as groceries, for care or compassion reasons including a shared parenting arrangement or to escape harm or risk of harm, or to access essentail healthcare services.

Full information on restrictions is available on the SAPOL website.