Victorian man who 'ignored self-isolation order caught drink-driving' in SA

A 28-year-old Victorian man has been charged with drink driving and allegedly breached coronavirus isolation rules.

The driver was arrested after a single-vehicle crash where police say he mounted a kerb and crashed into a sign on the footpath at Port Augusta, north of Adelaide in South Australia, about 6.30pm (local time) on Saturday.

South Australia Police arrived on the scene and the driver allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.229.

Officers also found the man had entered South Australia eight days ago and had ignored directions to self-isolate for 14 days.

The driver, a 28-year-old Victorian man, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.229. Source: SA police

Further checks found the driver was disqualified from driving.

He was arrested and charged with drink driving, driving while disqualified and aggravated driving without due care.

The man was also fined $1060 fine for breaching quarantine regulations.

He will face court on September 21.

SA Premier Steven Marshall told the ABC he was "angry" at the alleged offences and police would "throw the book" at him.

"We are absolutely angry that this Victorian's come across the border, done the wrong thing, broken the commitment that he made and then [allegedly] caught for drink-driving," Mr Marshall said.

Victoria is currently experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases with 49 new infections confirmed on Sunday.

Emergency alerts were sent to residents in coronavirus hotspots in Victoria as the state grapples to clamp down on community transmission.

Meanwhile the ABC reported SA would increase police patrols on the Victorian border as a result of the increase.

Mr Marshall said he was still committed to removing border restrictions to interstate travellers on July 20.

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