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BREACHING REGULATIONS: Chalfont St Giles man fined £200 after driving to Surrey to pick up takeaway 

 Published on: 3rd February 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been issued a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for driving 30 miles during lockdown to pick up a takeaway.

He drove from Chalfont St Giles to Surrey breaching the COVID-19 regulations in place.

The man, who has not been named by the police, was stopped after driving erratically in Walton Town Centre.

Surrey Police said the man lives in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire and had gone out for a drive and to buy a takeaway, believed to be fried chicken.

He was issued a £200 fine.

People breaching the current COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings could be fined £200 for the first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days £400 for the second offence, then doubled for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400.

Police are out on patrol engaging with the public and where necessary urging people to do the right thing by following the restrictions; which are in place to save lives and protect the NHS.

Chief Inspector Dan Gutierrez said: “We understand the past year has been incredibly difficult for everyone but the virus is still very much here and we all need to do what we can to help prevent the spread.

“The rules and regulations are there for a reason and people should not be trying to find loopholes for their actions. Your actions could have serious consequences to the health of others.

“Our officers will continue to use the 4E’s approach and enforcement action will be taken against those who are blatantly breaching the rules as if they do not apply to them.

“Please, let’s all work together to help prevent this virus, protect the NHS and save lives.”

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