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Man admits Covid curfew breach from two years ago

A man who breached coronavirus regulations more than two years ago was fined $500 in Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Herbert Dillas, 49, admitted to being away from his Southampton residence after curfew hours on March 16, 2021.

The court heard that officers stopped Dillas in his car on Middle Road, Southampton, after 1am, when the curfew at the time began at midnight.

Dillas claimed he was coming from his uncle’s house and apologised to police.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson warned that if Dillas stayed out of trouble for the next year, the offence would not be on his record.

She then ordered that a social inquiry report be conducted for Dillas.

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