Prices have been stayed in opposition to a Kentucky man accused of violating a quarantine order in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains final June.
John Pennington was given a $1,200 ticket on June 25 after workers at a Banff resort known as the RCMP saying they believed a U.S. citizen was violating the Alberta Public Well being Act through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On the time, Individuals had been in a position to make use of a loophole permitting them to journey by means of Canada on the way in which to and from Alaska.
RCMP have mentioned officers acquired a name the subsequent day a couple of automobile with U.S. plates at a gondola parking zone.
They charged him beneath the Quarantine Act and he was taken into custody.
If the costs had not been stayed, Pennington may have been fined as much as $750,000 or six months in jail.
A spokeswoman for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada wouldn’t give particulars as to why the costs have been stayed.
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