A Quebec couple is in the dog house after trying to skirt the current COVID-19 curfews amid a surge in daily cases and deaths.
According to CTV News, Sherbrooke police came across a woman and her husband out for a walk near the downtown area past the 8 p.m. curfew. The man was wearing a leash around his neck.
When questioned by officers, the woman said she was out walking her dog as officials have said people are allowed to walk their dogs after curfew.
The couple received $3,000 in fines.
Effective this past weekend until at least Feb. 8, Quebecers will be under a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Anyone caught breaking the rules is liable to a fine between $1,000 and $6,000.
The new restrictions are part of what Premier Francois Legault is calling “shock treatment” as infection rates soar.