A 59-year-old man accused of illegally crossing into Western Australia via an outback dirt road has appeared in court.
The Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court heard that Rikard Buzinkic had applied for a travel exemption in June but was refused.
Police alleged he entered WA from South Australia this week and attempted to cross the Nullarbor on a dirt track known as the Trans Access Road.
The remote road runs parallel to the Trans-Australian Railway Line.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Kirsten Addiscott told the court the man’s car ran out of fuel near Forrest, and he was spotted by a train driver.
Magistrate Erin O’Donnell ordered the man be taken for a mental health assessment this afternoon.
More to come.