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Disqualified driver 'tried to cross border from VIC into NSW with woman hiding in BOOT of his car'

A disqualified driver has been charged after allegedly trying to travel across the border from Victoria into NSW with a woman hiding in the boot of his car.

The 34-year-old was stopped by police at a checkpoint on the Hume Highway in Albury on Saturday morning. 

He produced a valid permit but did not have identification, NSW Police said in a statement on Sunday.

Police discovered the man was disqualified from driving and during a search of his car, allegedly found a 41-year-old woman hiding in the boot.

A 34-year-old West Wodonga man has been charged after allegedly trying to sneak a 41-year-old Victorian woman across the border at Albury and into NSW (Albury border checkpoint pictured)

A 34-year-old West Wodonga man has been charged after allegedly trying to sneak a 41-year-old Victorian woman across the border at Albury and into NSW (Albury border checkpoint pictured) 

The woman did not have a permit and was directed to return to Victoria.

She allegedly drove through a red light while doing so and was issued with two traffic infringement notices and was fined $1000 for failing to comply with a COVID-19 public health order.

The 34-year-old man from West Wodonga was charged with not complying with a COVID-19 direction, driving a motor vehicle during a disqualified period and driving with a passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was refused bail to appear at Albury Local Court on Monday. 

Police allege the man was disqualified from driving and discovered the woman hiding in the boot of his car, she was directed back to Victoria and the man was charged with not complying with a COVID-19 direction (border checkpoint in Albury pictured)

Police allege the man was disqualified from driving and discovered the woman hiding in the boot of his car, she was directed back to Victoria and the man was charged with not complying with a COVID-19 direction (border checkpoint in Albury pictured)

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