Police in Quebec were busy issuing COVID-19 -related fines after a few incidents, all related to a cottage party at a home in La Pêche, north of Wakefield.
Officers responded to an assault call at the home, early Saturday morning.
On their way to the 34-year-old victim, they came across a vehicle with five people inside, coming from a cottage nearby. Police stopped the vehicle at 1:40 a.m. and as a result, those in the car were told they would be ticketed for breaking curfew. All occupants of the vehicle were from Ottawa.
Once police found the injured man, he was taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life threatening injuries. Officers soon learned the victim had travelled by snowmobile to a nearby cottage and returned home with his injuries.
The tracks of the intercepted vehicle led police to a cottage with nine people inside -- all of whom were between the ages of 19 and 23.
At that point, officers learned the assault victim came to the cottage without being invited. Police were told the man came to the property, took off all his clothes and tried to join a group of women, who were in a hot tub. A video of the incident was shown to officers.
That's when the man was assaulted, according to police.
In total, five fines were given to the people in the car for breaking provincial curfew, nine fines were given to those in the cottage for gathering, the victim received two fines for breaking curfew and disturbing the peace, and a woman was fined with lying about her identity to officers.