Look for woman accused of spitting a bus driver after being told she couldn’t bring her dog on board
- Police are hunting a woman accused of spitting a bus driver in Sydney
- A woman reportedly spat on the driver after refusing to let her dog on the bus
- Spitting or coughing on civil servants is a violation of the NSW Public Health Act
IMAGE: Police released camera footage in an attempt to track down a woman who allegedly spat on a bus driver in Sydney
A woman reportedly spat on her bus driver after telling her not to bring her dog on board.
The woman got on a bus with her brown and white dog after stopping at Eddy Avenue on Haymarket in the Sydney CBD Wednesday around 5:00 PM.
After she was told not to take the dog, the woman refused to go home and sat in the back of the bus.
When the driver threatened to call the police, she reportedly got up and spat on the driver as she exited through the front doors.
Police released camera footage in an attempt to track down the woman.
The woman is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, about 50 years old with an average physique.
She was last seen in a purple top with pink jeans and was carrying a brown and white dog.
Brad Hazzard, the Secretary of Health of New South Wales, amended the Public Health Act in April, making it a criminal offense for anyone to intentionally spit or cough on government officials.
This includes bus drivers and other persons performing their duties at their workplace.
The law has been amended to provide ministerial leadership over behavior likely to cause fear around the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone found in violation can receive a maximum sentence of six months’ imprisonment or a fine of up to $ 11,000.