A man found wandering through Melbourne’s CBD at 2 am after partying at a hotel with friends is among hundreds of Victorians to be prosecuted yesterday for coronavirus breaches.
Under stringent Stage Four restrictions implemented last week, Melburnians are not allowed to leave home between 8pm and 5am hours, except for work permitted and necessary medical, caregiving or compassionate purposes.
The man, who lives in St Albans more than 20 kilometres away, has been stopped in the Melbourne CBD by police walking down William Street.
He told police that he was in town to catch up with friends at a hotel and have some drinks.
Yesterday the police released a total of 268 fines for COVID-19 violations-the highest daily number since the implementation of new laws.
Those include 38 men who were not wearing masks in public , and 77 who were found breaking curfew.
Other fined include four men who were caught in the backyard of a Mount Alexander property by police “watching the footy” at another man’s bungalow.
Police arrested another man who helped a friend push a 27 kilometer-long television from Doncaster East to Dandenong.
He also agreed to halt eating a burger at a fast food store.
Overall, officials stopped at checkpoints 8,126 cars and performed 3,841 searches on people in homes , workplaces and other public places.