An allegedly alcohol-affected driver who should have been self-isolating has crashed his car into a Melbourne shopfront on Wednesday morning.
The 23-year-old man had returned from an overseas trip 13 days ago and should have been self-isolating due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Paramedics were called to the shop in Balwyn North, in eastern Melbourne, just after 5am.
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The Deepdene man was taken to Box Hill Hospital for observation.
He will be interviewed in relation to the crash and his failure to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine for returning travellers.
In Victoria, individuals flouting the coronavirus home quarantine rules can be fined $1652 on the spot.