Melbourne revelers post Snapchat videos of their illegal lockdown party before being fined by the police
“Melbourne is the place to be!” Moronic revelers post Snapchat videos of their illegal lockdown party as Victoria struggles with COVID-19 second wave – before fined $ 18,000 by police
- 11 revelers have each been fined $ 1,652 by police for breaking lockdown rules
- Video of the party at Point Cook in Melbourne was uploaded Monday night
- The images showed cheeky revelers dancing to loud music in the living room
- Police fined the party $ 1,652, a total of $ 18,172 for the group
Rebellious revelers were fined over $ 18,000 by police after uploading a Snapchat video of their illegal Melbourne house party.
On Monday, a clip was uploaded to the social media platform showing the party at a rental unit in Point Cook, southwest Melbourne.
The images showed revelers dancing to loud music in the living room, with the lights turned off and disco lights.
The videos were captioned: “Tell me you don’t want to be in this state! VIC all day long! and ‘Melbourne place to be! Doubtless!’
Video was uploaded to social media platform Snapchat and showed the party Monday night at a rental unit in Point Cook, southwest Melbourne
Police caught the party fined each person $ 1,652, a total of $ 18,172 for the group, for breaking social distance restrictions
However, police arrested the party and fined each of the 11 partygoers $ 1,652, totaling $ 18,172 for the group, for breaking the social distance restrictions.
Under the restrictions that apply until August 19, residents of the Melbourne metropolis and Mitchell Shire are prohibited from having visitors in their homes unless they provide care or essential services.
Chief of Police Shane Patton warned that people who break the restrictions would face fines of $ 1,652 for individuals and up to $ 100,000 for companies.
“The police discretion window is closing, and I said it was closing and closing, there is only a small crack in that window that is still open,” he said.
Another nine people gathered from a private home in the CBD were also fined.
Victoria police said on Tuesday that they had imposed 88 fines in the past 24 hours and checked nearly 25,000 vehicles at the main road checkpoints.
The Victoria Police said on Tuesday that they had imposed 88 fines in the past 24 hours and checked nearly 25,000 vehicles at the main road checkpoints.
More than 5,000 random checks were also conducted at homes, businesses and public places across the state.
Thirteen people in an apartment in Docklands, ten in an apartment on South Wharf and eight in an apartment in Southbank were fined for social gatherings.
Five people who traveled from metropolitan Melbourne to Myrniong, northwest of the city for camping, were also fined.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 10,251
New South Wales: 3,505
Western Australia: 636
South Australia: 443
Australian Capital Territory: 113
Northern Territory: 31
TOTAL CASES: 10,251
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 1.864
About 9,500 vehicles at main road checkpoints were inspected and 22 fines were issued.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said the time for police warnings was over.
“If you break the rules and bet you won’t get caught, the odds aren’t good. You will be caught and you will be fined, ” he told reporters on Monday.
“It doesn’t have to be that way. When everyone plays their part, use common sense and common sense. ‘
Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are only allowed to leave their home for four reasons: to shop for food and supplies, to receive or provide care, to exercise and study or work when they cannot from home.
Police may impose fines of up to $ 1,652 on individuals and $ 9,913 on businesses for failing to observe the rules on the spot.
Victoria registered 270 new cases on Tuesday, with a total of more than 10,000 nationwide cases, with 21 people resuscitated in intensive care.