As a result of this gross stupidity, the man has been slapped with another maximum 2,000 euro fine as well as probably making himself the least popular individual in the country if his identity ever becomes known.
According to the police, on Monday, April 13, officers arrived at the residence of the unnamed man born in 1989 to check that he was adhering to the strict self-isolation imposed on him following his diagnosis with COVID-19.
The man was not at the residence when the police arrived but turned up soon after, explaining that he left his residence to refuel his car. Police officers imposed a maximum fine of 2,000 euros on him for actions that endangered other members of society.
On April 10, the State Police also fined him 2,000 euros for the same violation. On that occasion too he had been driving his car, raising the question of exactly how many miles he has racked up in the meantime if he felt he needed to fill up the tank.
Police remind the public that if you have information about someone who does not comply with the restrictions on assembly, self-isolation or physical distance, you can call the police on 110.