Man who ‘answers to a higher authority’ fined for breaching coronavirus rules

A man who told police he only answers to God is among 30 people who have been charged and issued with infringement notices for breaching coronavirus rules in NSW in the past 24 hours.

About 5.00pm yesterday, officers from the Tweed/Bryon Police District stopped a car at Fawcett Street in Brunswick Heads.

They spoke to the three people in the car, including the 20-year-old driver, who failed to provide officers with a reasonable excuse for travel.


According to NSW police, the man told officers that he “answers to a higher authority”.

It’s understood the man had also previously been issued with a warning under the Ministerial Direction.

He was issued with a $1000 Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) while the other two men, aged 46 and 56, were given warnings.

Meanwhile, another man was issued with a PIN and charged with a string of offences after he was allegedly busted drink-driving in Tweed Heads yesterday.

Police were called to Florence Street just before 6.30pm, after a man had arrived in a car acting aggressively.

He was given a roadside breath test which returned a positive result, before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he allegedly refused a breath analysis.

He was charged with breach of bail, refuse breath analysis, drive unregistered vehicle and unlicensed driver.

Police said the man had previously been issued with a $1000 PIN on 7 April for failing to comply with a ministerial direction.

He was also charged with not comply with noticed direction and refused bail, to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

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