Canadian cabbie carts COVIDIOT to cop shop
A cab driver in British Columbia, Canada, took a drunk passenger who refused to wear a mask to a police station, where that passenger was taken into custody.
The Victoria Police Department said in its report that the unidentified anti-masker was busted around 1 a.m. New Years Day after ignoring the taxi driver’s request to adhere to the pandemic prevention measure, then touching that worker’s face.
Once being driven to the station, that unruly passenger initially refused to leave the cab and was arrested. He was placed in a jail cell to sober up and faces fines of up to nearly $690 in Canadian currency, which comes out to $542. That’s the largest fine Victoria police have assessed to an individual for violating its COVID-19 Related Measures Act.
Johns Hopkins University reports that Canada, which has a population of over 37 million people, has seen 16,210 COVID-related deaths by Tuesday.