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SA man charged over eight COVID breaches

An Adelaide man has been charged with eight counts of breaching South Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Police will allege the 31-year-old attempted to enter SA from Victoria at a Pinaroo border checkpoint on Sunday, but was turned away as he did not meet the essential traveller status.

He returned to the checkpoint 30 minutes later and was again refused entry.

However, police said the man did not return to Victoria but filled up with fuel at a nearby service station before travelling into metropolitan Adelaide.

He was arrested at a suburban Wingfield address on Sunday.

Police will further allege that since the start of April, the man breached directions of the Emergency Management Act on seven other occasions.

He has been refused police bail and will appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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