VicPD handed a man a $230 violation ticket for refusing to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite Sunday morning after the same location was used for a party of up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD handed a man a $230 violation ticket for refusing to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite Sunday morning after the same location was used for a party of up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD gives $230 ticket to man refusing to leave same location of large party

Host issued $2,300 violation ticket Friday night

The Victoria Police Department handed a $230 ticket to a man who refused to leave a large gathering in a one-bedroom suite in downtown Victoria early Sunday morning.

This comes after the same location was used to throw a 40 to 60 person party Friday night and the host was given a $2,300 fine under new provincial COVID-19 rules.

Officers arrived at the multi-unit residential building in the 100-block of Fort Street shortly after midnight on Aug. 23 for a noise disturbance.

As VicPD began clearing guests out, one man refused to cooperate and leave. Officers arrested the man for obstructing a peace officer and served him a $230 ticket for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act.

A $30 victim surcharge levy was included in the $200 fine. No additional tickets were given out.

The guest was released shortly after and left the area.

VicPD continues to enforce the COVID-19 Related Measures Act and reminds the public of the importance of following the guidelines set by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

READ MORE: VicPD issues $2,300 violation ticket to host of large party in one-bedroom suite

@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

City of VictoriaCoronavirusVictoria Police Department

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up