Police issued another 168 Fines issued in the last 24 hours for breaching the Chief Health Officer Directions.
One vehicle with three males and one female was intercepted in Point Cook. The four occupants were all issued with fines as they resided from different addresses and did not have a valid reason to be out.
Some of the examples in other areas were :
- A male was observed driving in a car park during curfew in Knoxfield. He stated he had driven from Mount Waverley to take his uncle to purchase cigarettes and refill a gas bottle.
- A female was observed walking in Hobsons Bay during curfew. She stated she had just visited a friend’s house and didn’t think it was that serious.
- A male was spoken to at Glen Huntly Railway Station as he was observed to not be wearing a face covering. After initially refusing to provide his details, he provided his name and address and he was found to be more than 15 kilometres from his address without a valid reason. He was issued with a fine for breaching the Stay at Home directions.
- A male and female were observed not wearing face coverings while they were at Lysterfield Lake Park with children. After speaking with police, they stated they had travelled from Keysborough to go for a walk. When speaking to police, it was clear they were deliberately breaching the directions because they didn’t think the virus was that serious. They were both issued with a fine for breaching the Stay at Home directions.