Queensland Police Fine Drivers at 150-Car Rally Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Queensland Police doled out $1334 AUD fines to each person apprehended at a rally of over 150 vehicles in Rochedale late on Saturday, April 4, for disobeying COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.

“Around 10pm police were alerted to a gathering at Brickworks Place involving approximately 150 cars and a large number of people congregated in a warehouse carpark,” Queensland Police said in a press release.

“Multiple police units responded with many of the cars attempting to flee the area, with some driving across grassland and becoming bogged in the process.”

As of April 5, Australia reported 5,687 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths due to the disease. Credit: Queensland Police via Storyful