“Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law”

April 4, 2020

During the midst of this lockdown due to the global pandemic, there is apparently an event called ‘Moto Purge’ being promoted on social media inviting people on motorbikes to come out at midnight with the intention of ‘pulling chase,’ and the police said they wish ”to make it absolutely clear, anyone found to be engaging in this event, will be arrested, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and their vehicle seized.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS], is aware of an event called ‘Moto Purge’, supposedly set to take place during the Shelter in Place period and being promoted on social media.

“The invitation is for individuals to be out on motorbikes between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 1:00am with the intention of ‘pulling chase.’

“The BPS reminds that Bermuda is currently under Shelter in Place Orders, which dictate that there is a curfew in effect from 7:00p.m. to 7:00a.m. and places a restriction on road traffic.

“In fact, Section 13 of the Emergency Powers [COVID-19 Shelter in Place] Regulations 2020 states:

“No person shall drive or ride a vehicle of any description [including a bicycle], on any public or private road during the curfew, except for purposes permitted by these Regulations.

“The purported ‘Moto Purge’ is not one such purpose.

“The BPS wishes to make it absolutely clear, anyone found to be engaging in this event, will be arrested, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and their vehicle seized.

“We urge that you let common sense be your guide.”
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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Anyone found intentionally ignoring the curfew, such as the above, should be detained for the duration of the lockdown. 14 days, or more if extended, should send the right message.

    • wahoo says:

      Maybe throw in a charge of attempted homicide or a lesser charge of manslaughter by infectious disease.

  2. Toodle-oo says:

    Yet more proof that the amount of stupid out there is growing in leaps and bounds.

  3. Let them come says:

    Let them come. Got the fishing line ready to go might catch a few tuna or Wahoos!

  4. Sweets says:

    I think it sounds quite interesting..

  5. Speedy says:

    Sounds like fun!!

  6. Chris says:

    Welcome to the lefts authoritarian rule. Amazining to see how fast peopme will give up there rights and lively hood. Heres hopeing we get all our rights back after this.

  7. Truth is killin’ me... says:

    BUN DEM! And take no prisoners. Throw away the key if they are stupid enough to take part. The public have your support BPS!!

  8. Noelle says:

    I hope this means that the airline arrivals that ignored the order to self-quarantine for 2 weeks will be prosecuted as well. This island would not have the virus if not for the government allowing them to come back. Prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.