Geelong man arrested at Echuca-Moama border

By Ivy Jensen

A GEELONG man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to drive into Moama without a permit.

Police spoke to the 63-year-old man who drove across the Echuca-Moama bridge about 5.30pm yesterday.

The Fyansford man allegedly refused to provide police with identification or a permit to enter NSW, stating he was a "sovereign citizen".

After refusing a direction to leave under the current Public Health Order, he was arrested and taken to Moama Police Station.

He was charged with not complying with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 - COVID-19 and granted conditional bail.

The man is due to face Moama Local Court on September 9.

He was ordered not to re-enter NSW without a valid entry permit or exemption and returned to his vehicle in Echuca.