• JON WOLFE

Three slapped with health order fines

A 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl - who had already been cautioned and warned by police not to breach public health orders previously - were slapped with $1000 fines after they were caught drinking with friends at separate parties on the weekend.

On Saturday night, police were called to a caravan park on Rouse Street, Tenterfield, at about 11pm after a noise complaint.

Officers discovered five people in a bungalow, in breach of ministerial orders that prohibits gatherings of more than two people.

In a separate incident, officers were called to a licensed hotel in Tenterfield Street in Deepwater, at about 5pm on Friday.

Officers spoke to a 27-year-old man who they said was sitting with a group of other patrons drinking and after questioning him, he was issued a $1000 penalty infringement notice for flouting public health others.

Police also issued several cautions on the weekend.


Source: NDL