Halifax police issue first ticket under Emergency Measures Act at popular park
HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police have issued their first ticket under the Emergency Measures Act, to a woman who was in Point Pleasant Park on Sunday.
Police say at 1:12 p.m., officers located an abandoned Toyota Yaris in the area of Point Pleasant Park, which has been closed to the public as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
At 1:53 p.m., an officer and police service dog located a 44-year-old woman, the owner of the vehicle, present on the shoreline in violation of the order.
Police seized her vehicle and issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with direction, order or requirement made under the province's Emergency Measures Act.
The woman was given a ticket with an associated fine of $697.50.
During a news conference Sunday, Premier Stephen McNeil reiterated that police would be ticketing and towing anyone ignoring public health rules.