A Dubbo man has been issued with a Penalty Infringement Notices (PIN) after he deliberately sneezed on police and told them he had COVID-19.
At 12.50am on Monday, officers from the Manning Great Lakes Police District spoke to a 49-year-old Dubbo man who was standing beside his car, parked at the Second Head Look Out near Forster.
The man could not provide a legitimate reason for being there.
After getting in his car the man allegedly reversed in the direction of the police vehicle, narrowly avoiding the drivers door, before driving into a bollard and attempting to flee the scene on foot.
Police approached the man when he entered his vehicle for a second time and refused to leave the scene.
The man was taken to Forster Police station.
It is alleged the man also deliberately sneezed on police and told them he had COVID-19.
The man was issued a $1000 PIN and an infringement notice for negligent driving.
Since March 17 police have issued 10 Court Attendance Notices, and 122 PINs for breaches of the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW).
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