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.