A 50-year-old Launceston man has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from alleged breaches self-isolation laws when he appeared in the Launceston Magistrates court on Thursday.
Richard Tohine Pollock who finished two weeks of isolation at midnight on Wednesday after coming from Victoria appeared in court with a skivvy pulled over his mouth.
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He entered pleas of not guilty through his defence counsel April van der Merwe to three counts of contravening the conditions of a notice and two counts of recklessly throwing a missile to the danger of another person.
Police prosecutor Kelly Brown withdrew a complaint of failing to comply with the direction of the Director of Public Health and replaced it with one of five counts of failing to comply under the Emergency Management Act.
Mr Pollock was bailed to reappear on May 6 where he is due to face separate matters.
Mr Pollock is alleged to have left isolation at the Seaport Hotel several times during his 14 day enforced period of isolation.
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