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4 Ontarians Got Fined For Riding In A Car Together & Breaking Lockdown Rules

One occupant of the car is facing an additional charge of obstruction.
Toronto Staff Writer

A friend group is facing numerous charges after being caught disobeying the Reopening Ontario Act last week.

According to Chatham-Kent Police, four people were fined $880 each after a "suspicious vehicle" was detained during a traffic stop.

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All occupants in the vehicle were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order. Chatham-Kent Police Service 

The incident, which occurred on Grey Street in Chatham, Ontario, reportedly took place on January 13, 2021.

Police reportedly observed the group's car before pulling them over near Raleigh Street and Richmond Street.

After being stopped, one of the occupants of the car, a 20-year-old London man, was arrested and charged for falsely identifying himself.*

All occupants of the vehicle were later charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order.

According to the Government of Ontario, individuals can be fined for a number of offences under the 7.0.2 order including gathering in numbers that exceed the provincial limit. 

Editor's Note: This article has been updated. 

    Patrick John Gilson
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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