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Summerside police issue ticket for violation of public health order

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

A 27-year-old Summerside man has been charged for violating a public health order in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) pandemic.

Police first discovered the man had recently returned from another province and was supposed to be self-isolating yesterday morning during a traffic stop.

The man was charged under the Highway Traffic Act and warned to return home and continue self-isolating.

Later in the day, police were attending the man’s residence along with conservation officers to further speak with him about self-isolation.

Officers found the man walking on Water Street East.

The man was warned again that he must continue to self-isolate.

This morning, just after 10 a.m., police noticed the same man was a passenger in a vehicle on Granville Street.

The vehicle was pulled over and the man was charged under the Public Health Act for failing to comply with an order of the Chief Public Health Officer.

A first offence carries a $1,000 fine.

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