Man charged with breaching virus rules after pub incident

Police have charged a man with breaching coronavirus restrictions after he refused to provide his contact details at a Tweed Heads pub.

Police were called to the hotel on Wharf St around midday on Monday after the man was refusing was to leave.

He had been denied entry after refusing to sign-in but walked in anyway before allegedly threatening the manager.


When Police arrived, the 38-year-old man and his friends were found in the carpark and where the man again refused to provide his details.

It’s alleged he then became aggressive and abusive towards officers.

A second man is also then alleged to have become aggressive and swore at Police.

Police say the older man continued to act aggressively and refuse to provide his details before being placed under arrest.

The Banora Point  man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, excluded person fail to leave premises when required, use offensive language in/near public place/school and not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.

He is due to front Tweed Heads Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

A 29-year-old was issued with an infringement for offensive language and given a move-on direction.