Victorian woman is hit with a huge $ 1,652 fine for breaking the coronavirus lock for feeding her pet horse
- Karen Evans, from Ferntree Gully, was fined on Friday for traveling to feed her horse
- Police gave her a $ 1,652 violation report for driving 8 miles during the lockdown
- Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned and have completed phase three
- People can only leave the house for work, medical care, exercise, essential supplies
- Ms. Evans said it was “ridiculous” because she has no one else to feed her horse for her
A Victorian woman has been fined $ 1,652 for breaking the coronavirus lock rules by traveling 8 miles (13 km) to feed her pet horse.
Karen Evans, from Ferntree Gully, received an infringement notice for supplying food to her 16-year-old horse Lily after phase three restrictions were re-imposed in parts of the state.
Orders were placed for Metropolitan Melbourne residents and Mitchell Shire on Wednesday from 11:59 p.m. in an attempt to stop the second wave of COVID-19 through the city.
The re-introduced measure means that residents are only allowed to leave the house for work, exercise, medical care or to buy essential supplies.
Ms. Evans said she stopped returning home, but the officer told her that she had insufficient excuse to leave the house.
“I said I don’t have anyone else to feed my horse for me,” said Mrs. Evans 7NEWS.
“So he’s just as good as you understand I have to pay you a fine.
“I said this is ridiculous, you can’t fine me for not being a human.”
Ms. Evans said she was upset with the incident and believes that power got the heads of some members of the police.
It is not the first time that the Victoria Police have issued dubious coronavirus-related fines.
During the initial blockade, officers withdrew fines for a 16-year-old student driver in the car with her mother and a man who washed his car.
The following month, in May, Victorian police officers were told to use “ more discretion ” and obtain regulatory approval only after the state brought in nearly $ 5 million from residents believed to be breaking the rules.
Ms. Evans was fined 13 km for feeding her 16-year-old horse Lily (photo)