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 up to 60 people on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police issue new fine after second visit to apartment where party host fined $2,300

Host issued $2,300 violation ticket on 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 1000-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.

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