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Drive to relieve boredom costs Hereford man £811

A 34-year-old man from Hereford has had to pay a fine and costs totalling £811 for breaking restrictions during the emergency period.

The court heard that on 06/05/2020 at Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, Patryk Janusz Markiewicz of 4 Plover Close Hereford Herefordshire without reasonable excuse, during the emergency period, left or remained away from the place where he was living, in that he had picked up a work colleague to go for a drive around Elan Valley as he was bored and did not have any other reasonable excuse for being in that location. Contrary to regulations 8(1) and 12(1)(b) & (4) of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

Markiewicz was fined £660 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £66 to fund victim services and costs of £85.

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