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'I’ve coronavirus and now you do, too': Dutchman will get 10 weeks in jail after 'coughing on cops'

'I have coronavirus and now you do, too': Dutchman gets 10 weeks in jail after 'coughing on cops'


A person suspected of drunk driving within the Netherlands has obtained 10 weeks within the slammer, after deliberately coughing on police who pulled him over. He claimed to be contaminated with Covid-19, however later examined detrimental.

The perpetrator, recognized by native media as a 23-year-old male from Leiden, was allegedly rushing and snaking by way of lanes earlier than being stopped by police. Based on studies, he refused to be examined for alcohol. As an alternative of cooperating with authorities, the younger Dutchman reportedly coughed within the faces of the 2 officers, telling them: “I’ve the coronavirus and now you do, too.”

A district courtroom discovered the suspect responsible of assault and making demise threats, and sentenced him to 10 weeks in jail on Friday. A post-arrest take a look at revealed that he was not in truth contaminated with Covid-19.

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Throughout sentencing, the decide described the person’s habits as “reprehensible” and stated that the jail time period serves as a warning to those that would possibly wish to do hurt to the nation’s emergency providers.

The Dutch authorities shut down all colleges and daycare facilities final week in a bid to cease the unfold of Covid-19. Cafes and eating places have additionally been shuttered till a minimum of April 6.

The Netherlands has round 3,000 confirmed instances of coronavirus leading to 106 deaths, in line with Johns Hopkins College.

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