Another of 127 people fined on Saturday for flouting coronavirus restrictions was a man who said he was heading through Melbourne to go fishing, while Prime Minister Daniel Andrews cautioned that the risk of being caught was never greater.
A driver intercepted by police in Langwarrin said he was driving to a location on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne, to go fishing from Keilor Downs, in the northwest of the city. He was fined $1652 in respect of breach of restrictions.
Fines were also given to nine adults after 30 people were found at a party at a home in Kyabram, in the north of the state, and to five people caught gathering in a Dandenong public place.
Of the 127 fines released, nineteen were on vehicle checkpoints. In all, on Saturday, police imposed fines of more than $209,800.
On Sunday, Mr Andrews said some Victorians were still not getting the message.
“We have seen a bit of reporting over the last couple of days about some terrible examples of people just doing their own thing and not necessarily having any regard at all for the health of others,” he said.
“They will be fined. That sort of behaviour is not on and that’s why there are police out there in force. They’re not mucking about, they will fine you.
“It’s the wrong thing to do, and it’s just not a very smart thing to do because your odds of getting caught have never been worse from your point of view. You will be caught and you will be fined.”