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Melbourne L-plater has coronavirus fine withdrawn as civil libertarians voice concern

Lawyers are warning police in Victoria to exercise restraint and use their common sense before issuing $1,652 coronavirus fines for breaches of social isolation rules 

Police have withdrawn the fine they issued to a 17-year-old learner driver in Melbourne on the weekend, after she was pulled over for non-essential travel.

  • Kellie Lazzaro
  • ABC

Sheree Reynolds, who was giving her daughter Hunter a driving lesson from their home in Hampton to Frankston on Sunday, said she was shocked by the fine.

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said while the fine was legally issued, it…

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