Tas man smoked, abusive in quarantine

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A Tasmanian man has been hit with multiple criminal charges after allegedly breaking quarantine rules on the first day of his enforced hotel stay.

The 31-year-old arrived in the island state on Tuesday from Victoria having travelled south on the Spirit of Tasmania.

Police allege he smoked inside the hotel at Devonport in the island's northwest, abused staff and continually left his room.

He was arrested after several warnings but was granted bail to appear in court at a later date and told to isolate.

However, he continued to breach restrictions and was arrested a second time.

The man was held in custody by police and was expected to appear in court on Tuesday night.

He is accused of possessing drugs, driving unlicensed, breaching bail and failing to comply with emergency management workers.

He posed no coronavirus risk to the public, police say.

"It is crucial that people who are required to isolate at either home or government facilities continue to abide by these measures," Sergeant James Scicluna said.