Wife, 24, fined for walking husband, 40, on leash like a dog to beat curfew

A couple in Canada were fined after police caught the woman who let her husband walk like a dog after curfew.

The 24-year-old woman was reportedly stopped while keeping her 40-year-old spouse on a leash in Quebec.

The province has imposed a night curfew to reduce coronavirus infection rates.

People are only allowed to be near their homes between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for limited reasons – for example, to train their pooch.

The woman told officers that she had just been walking her dog near the couple’s home in Sherbrooke City BBC.

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The couple was stopped at 9 p.m. on Saturday, about an hour after a new curfew had occurred.

During Quebec’s strict curfew, people are only allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons, such as: B. to seek medical help or to guide your dog within 1 km of your home.

The 24-year-old woman and her 40-year-old partner tried to argue that they were not breaking the curfew, according to the Toronto Sun.

“One of them had the other on a leash and she said she would take her dog and show her partner as allowed under the exemptions from Quebec’s prime minister under the curfew law,” a Sherbrooke Police Department spokeswoman said.

Woman holding two dog leashes in her hand

Police told the local press that the couple were “not cooperative”.

The troop said the couple’s apology for walking the dog did not warrant their trip outside.

The husband and wife received fines of approximately CA $ 1,546 (£ 900) each.

Ontario also imposed a curfew when its authorities declared a state of emergency.

They put in a stay at home order between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

People can only leave their homes for limited essential activities, such as: For access to health care, shopping for groceries, exercising or doing basic work.

According to national broadcaster CBC News, Canada had recorded 17,266 Covid-19 deaths as of Tuesday.

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