Anti-mask truckie tells police he is in a relationship with the man in his cab so he doesn’t have to abide by lockdown restrictions
- A video posted to social media showed the truckie arguing with the policeman
- He objected to being fined for not wearing a mask properly while driving
- The truckie insisted his passenger was his ‘gay lover’ and he should be exempt
- The disbelieving police officer asked the man if he was serious
A truck driver stopped for wearing a mask incorrectly went to the extreme length of pretending he had a gay lover with him to argue against Covid rules.
The video seen on social media shows a man in a truck being spoken to by a masked police officer.
Filmed in Queensland the truckie reveals he is being fined for wearing a mask under his chin while driving with a passenger.
‘Explain this to me,’ he addresses the officer. ‘What happens if we’re gay lovers, which we are, in a one-on-one bubble?
The masked police officer asked the truckie whether he was serious, after the driver said he and his passenger were ‘gay lovers’ and so therefore should be exempt from wearing masks
‘Your gay lover?’ Responds the masked police officer. ‘You’re making light of the situation.’
‘Why can’t I be with my gay lover without a mask on?’ The truckie insists.
‘I’m telling you the truth, bro!’
‘Are you serious, mate?’ The officer responds.
After the truck driver continues to insist he will ‘show’ the policeman that he and the passenger are lovers, the clearly frustrated officer ends the conversation.
‘You’re a d**khead,’ the officer signs off.
‘I’ll see you in court, big boy,’ responds the truckie. ‘I never lose, brother.’
‘You’re a d**khead,’ the officer signed off, when the truckie continued to insist he was travelling with his ‘gay lover’
One of those who posted the video was TikTok user @calieitis, whose bio reads ‘the biggest hoax of the century displayed on this page for awareness – rise up!’
Current lockdown restrictions in Queensland mandate that a face mask must be worn at all times by a person outside of a home, ‘unless you are alone in your car or with the members of your household.’
In Queensland, friends or family members of a person who they do not normally live with can only meet to exercise outdoors within a 10km radius of their residence.
Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said on Tuesday that intimate partners could not continue visiting each other under the state’s lockdown restrictions
Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski was asked about intimate partners being able to visit each other last Tuesday.
‘That’s a difficult one,’ he told ABC Radio. ‘The simple advice is that if you are going to reside together for duration of lockdown, it would be okay to go there and stay there.
‘If you want to keep visiting regularly, that’s not within the exemptions at the moment.’