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Casandra Thompson-Forbes

A Tobago police officer with approximately four years service is expected to be charged for breaching a quarantine order.

A police source told Guardian Media, that the investigator laid the information at the Scarborough Magistrates Court yesterday, and they will be proceeding with charges via summons.

Under Section 7 (1) of the Quarantine Act, anyone found guilty of breaching an order is subjected to a fine of $6,000 or up to six months in jail. This is deemed as a summary offence.

The police officer may also face disciplinary action.

According to reports, the officer was tested for COVID-19 on August 16, 2020, since his wife allegedly tested positive. He was ordered to home quarantine pending the results of the test. Reports were received that the officer breached the order.

On August 21, 2020, the officer was again tested and again ordered to remain at home but ventured to a popular supermarket in western Tobago.

He was later arrested by police.