Party boy breaks Victoria lockdown rules FIVE TIMES overnight – tells police he was exercising and drank Canadian Club to ‘stay hydrated’
- James Casey was among the first people to be charged with a COVID-19 offense
- The 20-year-old was caught five times in five hours due to flirtation restrictions
- He was found drinking in the streets of the Victorian town of Mildura
- Casey ran away without a criminal conviction and a fine of $ 400
James Casey, 20 (pictured), was busted by agents five times in five hours on April 19 for violating the Mildura home stay guidelines
A man told police that he was exercising with a case of alcohol under his arm after he was caught in the street during the coronavirus closure.
James Casey was caught by police five times in five hours for violating the Mildura Northwestern Victoria Residential Directives on April 19.
The 20-year-old was one of the first people to be charged with violating public health regulations in Australia since the laws were changed during the pandemic.
He walked away from Mildura Magistrates Court on Wednesday with a fine of $ 400 and no conviction to his name.
The court heard that the police first met Casey just before 1:00 am as he walked home from his friend’s house where he was celebrating his twentieth birthday, the Herald Sun.
After initially joking that he had practiced, he told the police where he had been and was ordered to continue.
But three hours later at around 4 a.m., he was found walking along Eighth Street and Deakin Avenue.
The 20-year-old (pictured right) was one of the first people to be accused of violating public health regulations in Australia since the laws were changed
After another warning, he disappeared before entering the Mildura police station, where he asked the police for directions to the supermarket, reported ABC news.
Once again he claimed to be “jogging” when officers asked him why he was outside.
They told him to go home and he was spotted on the street again in an hour.
This time, he fled with his open minded Canadian Club on the grounds of Chaffey Secondary College after realizing he had been caught.
Agents tracked him down and took him home, frustrated after being told again that he was “playing sports.”
He even told the police that he drank the cans of alcohol to stay hydrated.
They fined him $ 1,652.
He was fined $ 400 for pleading guilty for not following instructions from Victorian Chief Health Officer
But he tore it up and sauntered into his house.
An hour later, he was back on the street with another can of Canadian Club.
Police arrested Casey and accused him of violating the public health law.
He pleaded guilty on Wednesday to not following the instructions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer.
Magistrate Michael Coghlan described his insult as “foolish,” but expressed no conviction about his lack of criminal history.
His initial fine was thrown out, but he was ordered to pay a $ 400 fine for the infringement.
He got a six-month bond with good behavior.