International News Dec 28, 2021 5:13 PM EST

Australian teen faces TWO YEARS in prison, charged with partying while COVID positive

The South Australia Police said in a statement that Ralph MacIntosh, 19, was arrested after he continued to party at a nightclub after finding out he was COVID positive.

Australian teen faces TWO YEARS in prison, charged with partying while COVID positive
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

A teenager in South Australia is reportedly facing two years in prison after allegedly partying while COVID-positive.

The South Australia police said in a statement that Ralph MacIntosh, 19, was arrested after he continued to party at a night club after finding out he was COVID positive.

"Today, Tuesday 28 December, SAPOL COVID-19 investigators from Licensing Enforcement Branch arrested a 19-year-old man from Kensington Park and charged with failing to comply with directions under Section 28 of the Emergency Management Act. It will be alleged the man remained at a city night club and did not quarantine after being informed by SA Heath that he had returned a positive COVID-19 test."

MacIntosh allegedly continued to party it up at Adelaide night club Loverboy. Roughly 150 staff and other patrons are now under quarantine.

MacIntosh will face $20,000 in fines and two years prison time. 9News reports that he is out on bail.

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