A TAMWORTH man is one of several across the New England North West counting his losses after he was given a $1000 ticket for non-essential travel.
The 24-year-old is one of the latest to be handed some of the force's costly penalty notices in its COVID-19 crackdown on social distancing measures.
The North Tamworth man was found in Armidale in his car at the weekend.
NSW Police said New England officers were patrolling Brogan Street and found the man in his vehicle at the intersection of Bailey Crescent, about 12.35pm on Saturday.
Police stopped to question the man and claim he did not have a reasonable excuse to be away from his North Tamworth home.
He was then issued a $1000 penalty infringement notice (PIN) for failing to comply with the non-essential travel restrictions.
The 34-year-old was spotted 24 hours earlier on Good Friday behind the wheel of her red Mazda 6 sedan travelling along Jones Street in Moree.
Officers tracked her to a Birrawee Place home on Saturday but she was unable to provide a reasonable excuse for driving, police claim.
She was issued a PIN for $1000 - the second this month after she was stung on April 1.
On that date, she was spotted by police driving at 1.30am in Moree. She was stopped on Adelaide Street for a random breath test but fined when she didn't have a reason for leaving her Coonamble home to travel to Moree.
At about 2.40pm on Easter Saturday, New England police also stopped a 47-year-old woman en route to Armidale on the New England Highway at Tenterfield.
She was warned by police to return home to Goonellebah, and not visit her friends in Armidale.
About 45 minutes later, the same woman was stopped again and slapped with a $1000 PIN for failing to comply with the police notice for non-essential travel.