Excuses rulebreakers give for breaching restrictions
A couple who travelled further than five kilometres to take their children to a playground in Melbourne's west claimed they were "sick of walking around their local area" when caught by police.
The man and woman were fined $1652 for breaching COVID-19 restrictions when stopped by police in Wyndham.
People cannot travel further than five kilometres when leaving home for a lawful reason under Melbourne's stage four restrictions.
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Playgrounds also remain closed during lockdown.
The couple's fines were among a record-breaking 276 infringements issued in the past 24 hours to people for breaching the Chief Health Officer's directions.
Excuses wrongdoers gave police included "just getting cigarettes" in the case of man spotted running across Edgedale Road in Kew overnight, who was aware of the curfew in place.
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Four men were also spotted inside a carpark in Campbellfield, who claimed to be just "hanging out".
Another five people were found in a garage drinking and smoking in Wyndham, listening to loud music. Police attended the address after receiving a noise complaint.
A man also claimed he was "catching up friends for a drink" in the City of Yarra - more than five kilometres from his address.
There were 37 fines issued to rulebreakers for failing to wear a mask, 25 at vehicle checkpoints and 74 for curfew breaches.
A total of 11,091 vehicles were checked at vehicle checkpoints.
Mr Andrews said the number of Victorians generally following the rules was "going up".
"One bad choice, by one person in the right circumstances - or the perfectly wrong circumstances, if you like - where they're infectious, can lead to hundreds of cases, can lead to chains of transmission that we will be chasing for weeks," he said