Quebec police issue over $10K in tickets to seven people breaking lockdown rules

Apr 20 2020, 10:38 am

Police in Terrebonne say they’ve issued seven individual tickets totalling $10,822 to a group of people who were having a house party over the weekend.

Terrebonne police said they received a call on Saturday complaining about loud music at a private residence. Upon showing up, just after 8:50 pm, police estimated that “several people” were inside.

Officers say the homeowners refused to cooperate with police, and squad members were allowed to enter the home after receiving a warrant the following morning.

Seven people at the party were each issued a $1,546 fine for refusing to cooperate with public health orders.

The police force says they will not hesitate to hand out more tickets to citizens who aren’t respecting the COVID-19 lockdown rules.

Fines for breaking public health orders range from $1,000 to $6,000 in Quebec.

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