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Alleged quarantine dodger fronts court

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A young Ulverstone man will front an after-hours court session today, accused of dodging home quarantine having come in from Victoria

Police say Alex Bezemer arrived in Devonport on July 3rd, but wasn't at his nominated place of residence when when officers did a random check three days later.

The 22-year-old was located yesterday without incident and has been held overnight, charged with failing to comply with a public health direction and driving while suspended.

“Although difficult, the directions requiring quarantine are a necessary precaution to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19,’ Sergeant James Scicluna said.

“Whilst compliance rates remain high, even one person can place an entire community at risk and will not be tolerated."

Any non-compliance of COVID-19 restrictions can be reported on 1800 671 738 or online at the Tasmania Health Hotline.