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12 April, 2020

Man goes on date gets fined

Man goes on non-essential date gets fined

By Phil Brandel

Port Douglas police have issued their first infringement notice for failing to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s directive.

The first date for a romantic far north gent has cost him a lot more than dinner after his online search for love breached home confinement laws.

The 27-year-old man was fined after police discovered he’d travelled from Cairns to Port Douglas to meet a woman via a dating app on Thursday night.

The dinner date proved costly with the man not only springing for the takeaway meal, but also for the $1334 fine.

Port Douglas police were also kept busy performing joint patrols with the Department of Boating and Fisheries as part of COVID-19 enforcement on Good Friday.

Police issued a further six infringement notices to a group of six people failing to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s directives after they were located drinking at the mouth of the Mowbray River.

Queensland police want to remind members of the community are reminded that now is not the time to travel for leisure, pleasure or non-essential travel.

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