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Woman charged after allegedly coughing on officer - Deniliquin

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 03:10:29 PM

A woman has been charged with breaching the Public Health Order, after allegedly coughing on a police officer in the state’s Murray River region.

Just after 10.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 24 August 2021), officers attached to Murray River Police District were conducting a welfare check at a home on Russell Street, Deniliquin.

Upon arrival, a female resident allegedly became aggressive and verbally abusive towards police.

The woman was given a warning about using offensive language but failed to comply and was issued an infringement.

It will be further alleged she told police she had COVID-19, before coughing directly in the face of a female Senior Constable.

The 39-year-old woman was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice and charged with not comply with noticed direction - spitting/coughing, give false information to convey fear of danger, and use offensive language in/near public place.

She is due to appear in Deniliquin Local Court on Tuesday 5 November 2021.