Woman fined after ‘spitting at NSW ambo’
A woman who allegedly mooned the Newcastle light rail and spat at a paramedic is one of the latest to face fines in NSW for breaching COVID-19 orders.
The 47-year-old woman is expected to be issued with a $5000 infringement notice following the incident on Saturday night.
Police say they requested ambulance assistance out of concern for her welfare after she was seen wandering across the street and reportedly mooning the light rail.
The woman allegedly spat at a female paramedic twice before being taken to hospital for assessment.
Some 111 people have been ticketed by NSW Police since Saturday afternoon, while officers have charged a further five people under the Public Health Act.
Police say four people were each fined $1000 after they were spotted travelling along the Pacific Highway at Turramurra about 4am Saturday.
When officers spoke to the group – aged between 34 and 45 – at a service station, they admitted they were travelling back to the Central Coast after attending a party with friends at Waterloo.
A male driver, 22, and female passenger, 20, were also fined $1000 each after escaping injury in a crash on the Great Western Highway at Warrimoo about 3.40am on Friday.
Police were told the vehicle had veered off the road, mounted a concrete barrier and drove into the scrub, flipping onto its side.
“After speaking with the pair, police established that they had taken a drive from their south-west Sydney homes to see the Three Sisters at Katoomba,” police said in a statement on Sunday.