Police have been randomly checking trucks crossing the SA border.(ABC News: Isadora Bogle)ShareFacebookTwitterArticle share optionsShare this onFacebookTwitterLinkedInSend this byEmailMessengerCopy linkWhatsAppPrint contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelA woman has avoided jail after hiding in the back of a truck to cross the South Australian border during the first night of the state's strengthened border closure with Victoria.Key points:The 65-year-old Mount Gambier woman had spent several weeks in VictoriaShe today pleaded guilty to failing to comply with police border directionsSA's hard border closure with Victoria came into effect earlier this weekMount Gambier woman Patricia Ann Kohn, 65, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with police border directions in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court today.South Australians can no longer return to their home state from Victoria unless they are essential travellers,?with the new restrictions starting at 12:01am on Wednesday.Kohn hid in the back of a truck that crossed from Victoria into South Australia on Tuesday night.The police prosecutor said "what makes this offence even worse" is that Kohn attended the Mount Gambier Service SA centre twice, and also visited a friend's house.Prosecution said during her interview, Kohn said she was aware of the requirement to quarantine for 14 days when entering SA.The court heard she made no effort to gain permission from police to enter the state.Defence lawyer Dylan Walsh said Kohn was illiterate and heard on TV the border was closing."Ms Kohn is extremely apologetic for her actions and if she had her time again she would ask for assistance [from police]," Mr Walsh said.The minimum penalty was a month in prison but Kohn was given a 40 per cent discount for her early guilty plea, reducing the sentence to 18 days.She was given a good behaviour bond and released to a house in Mount Gambier where the magistrate said she must self-isolate for 14 days.For the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic follow our live updates.Magistrate Maria Panagiotidis said what Kohn did was "totally irresponsible"."You are not alone in the world, you could have made some effort, but you chose to make none," Magistrate Panagiotidis said."This is a very serious breach of the law."Police have arrested the alleged driver of the truck this afternoon.The 46-year-old Mount Gambier man was found at a business in Regency Park, in Adelaide's north, about 1:00pm.He is charged with failing to comply with directions under the Emergency Management Act and will face court later today.The arrest comes as concerns were raised just hours after the restrictions came into effect when a line-up of trucks were let through an SA border checkpoint without being checked for permits. SA Police officers checking trucks at the Bordertown checkpoint.(ABC News: Brittany Evins)A truckie told ABC Radio Adelaide that he had lined up at the border to return to South Australia from Victoria during the first night of the state's strengthened border restrictions.The truck driver, named Steve, said on his return back to South Australia at about 1:45am Wednesday, he had to line-up in a queue of trucks about 3-kilometres long.When finally reaching the front of the queue at about 3:00am, he said all the trucks in line were then waved through at once, without being checked for permits."Didn't even stop, didn't even talk to me, just waved a wand at me and waved me on," he told ABC Radio Adelaide."Straight through,
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