New York Continues to Vigilantly Fight Coronavirus; City Stops Thousands of Vehicles at Checkpoints
More than 3,000 vehicles were stopped at city checkpoints to enforce the state’s two-week coronavirus quarantine law, and two non-compliant drivers were issued tickets.
New York requires travelers from Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico along with states with a high coronavirus infection rate to fill out contact forms and quarantine for two weeks upon arrival; fines of up to $10,000 back the regulations.
To further enforce these rules, the New York City Sheriff’s Office set up checkpoints at several bridges and tunnels.
Vehicles are pulled over at random, not explicitly based on state license plates.
One of the individuals issued a ticket was fined $2,500 for violating city regulations. The second is facing the same transgression with an additional $300 for driving with an invalid license. Both received desk appearance tickets and are required to appear in court.