Woman arrested after driving through border checkpoint in Victoria

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Woman arrested after driving through Covid border checkpoint in Victoria and driving away from officers until her car was stopped from peaking

  • South Australian border with Victoria is closed after Covid cluster in Melbourne
  • A woman, 37, was charged Wednesday for failing to stop at the checkpoint
  • Police officers claim she led them on a chase to SA in her red Nissan Pulsar

A woman has been arrested after allegedly driving through a Victorian border post into South Australia.

The woman, 37, was alone in the red Nissan Pulsar around 4:12 p.m. Wednesday when she reportedly refused to stop.

Patrol cars then chased the driver and road spikes were deployed to stop the car, police said.

A woman was charged on Wednesday for failing to stop at a checkpoint (Photo: Victoria Police and ADF personnel at a checkpoint near the SA border in 2020)

A woman was charged on Wednesday for failing to stop at a checkpoint (Photo: Victoria Police and ADF personnel at a checkpoint near the SA border in 2020)

She has been charged with a police chase and violations related to failing to stop at the checkpoint.

South Australia closed its border with Victoria after a Covid cluster was found in Melbourne last month.

Acting Victorian Prime Minister James Merlino said a state-wide lockdown in Melbourne would be extended for another week.

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