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Victorian COVID fine issues to man breaching curfew ‘for diabetic friend’

When police asked him to prove it, that’s when the story fell apart.

A man in Melbourne’s southeast has been handed a $1,652 fine after being caught flouting the state’s curfew – even though he had a reasonable ‘excuse’.

Police approached a man who was seen leaving a petrol station in Glen Eira after curfew.

He told police he had been buying chocolate for a friend with diabetes who had low blood sugar.

However, when he was asked to produce the chocolate – he conceded it was a lie.

A man in Melbourne’s southeast has been handed a $1,652 fine after being caught flouting the state’s curfew. FILE. Credit: Darrian Traynor / Getty Images

“He admitted to lying and produced cigarettes he had just purchased,” police said in a statement on Sunday.

The man was among 199 people who were fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions in the last 24 hours.

Of the people fined in the 24 hours to Sunday, 73 were in breach of the 8pm to 5am curfew in metropolitan Melbourne, 20 were pinged for failing to wear a…

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