Fine for driv­ing 300km for Big Mac

Herald on Sunday - - WORLD -

Amid another 397 new Coron­avirus cases in Vic­to­ria, Daniel An­drews warns those not fol­low­ing the rules to make bet­ter choices.

Po­lice is­sued a $1652 fine yes­ter­day to a per­son who drove 320km from Mel­bourne to the bor­der town of Wodonga claim­ing to be on a Macca’s run “for a Big Mac”.

Po­lice have also given out al­most 300 fines for not wear­ing masks. In 24 hours, 168 fines were is­sued for breach­ing pub­lic health or­ders, 31 of those for not wear­ing masks.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing, Po­lice Min­is­ter

Lisa Neville slammed the “ap­palling be­hav­iour” of some rule break­ers who were dis­re­gard­ing re­stric­tions that de­mand Mel­bur­ni­ans re­main in the city. The state an­nounced 397 new cases of Covid-19 yes­ter­day. The re­stric­tion level re­mains at three but Premier Daniel An­drews “couldn’t rule out” fur­ther re­stric­tions.

Neville said most peo­ple were abid­ing by the re­stric­tions but she was as­tounded by some of those who were not.

“Can I be re­ally clear, just in case there is any doubt at all, that there is ab­so­lutely no rea­son or need to drive from Mel­bourne to Wodonga to have a Big Mac,” she said.

Neville added that 10 $1652 fines were given out for a group who de­cided to have a party in a prop­erty rented on web­site Airbnb. Another per­son went from Bentleigh to Sun­bury for a take­away and oth­ers have been caught vis­it­ing broth­els.

“Se­ri­ously, I think peo­ple, deep down, know and un­der­stand these rules. We will just make bet­ter choices,” An­drews said.


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