Two Victorian men have been arrested by South Australian police after they breached COVID-19 directions by allegedly travelling illegally across the border west of Kaniva.
Police said that just after 9.30pm on Monday, a Victorian registered Mazda SUV drove through the border checkpoint on the Dukes Highway at Wolseley by allegedly hiding between two trucks, before driving off towards Keith. Patrols found the SUV and both occupants just before 1am on Tuesday on the South Eastern Freeway at Mount Barker.
Police said that both men were considered to be non-essential travellers as neither had pre-approval to enter South Australia and were arrested.
Victorian residents, other than essential travellers, are not permitted to travel to South Australia. Essential travellers living in cross border communities can still enter South Australia, however they cannot travel further than 50 kilometres into the state.
The 44-year-old driver from Craigieburn and his 35-year-old passenger from Wollert, were taken to the City Watch House and charged with failing to comply with a direction.
They were refused bail and were due to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday.