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Man fined for driving across Victoria to ‘visit a friend’

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In the past 24 hours, 97 fines were issues to people breaching the Chief Health Officers directions.

Victoria Police vowed to come down hard on anyone flouting the tough restrictions in place to curb the coronavirus outbreak across the state – and they have.

In the past 24 hours, 97 fines were issues to people breaching the Chief Health Officers directions.

Under the rules, there are only four reasons resident can leave the house – shop for food and to shop for food and essential goods or services, to provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment, to exercise or for outdoor recreation for work or study, if you can't do it from home.

Three women were fined when police caught them smoking in a carpark after they finished work.

Another man, driving from Melbourne, was caught at a check point in Bendigo. He told officers he was driving to visit a friend in Rochester – 187km from the city.

Eleven people were fined for failing to wear masks when leaving home.

Earlier today, Premier Daniel Andrews said those breaking the rules were making "selfish choices.

"(It's) not even in the interest of these people themselves, it just means these rules will be in place longer if people continue to behave that way," Mr Andrews said.

Breakdown of fines issued

• Issued a total of 97 fines to individuals for breaching the Chief Health Officer directions

• 14 of these infringements were issued at vehicle checkpoints

• Checked 22983 vehicles at the vehicle checkpoints on main arterial roads

• Conducted 1038 spot checks on people at homes, businesses and public places across the state

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• A total of 160,075 spot checks conducted since 21 March

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-police-hand-out-close-to-100-fines-in-24-hours-for-people-breaching-stay-at-home-orders/15f32d77-4de6-4b1f-af0f-ac8f42446e72

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