Fine for driving 300km for Big Mac
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.