VANCOUVER -- Three Metro Vancouver men are paying the price for some boorish behaviour at a Port Moody restaurant.

Police say the three were issued multiple tickets totalling about $700 in fines on Saturday night.

Staff called police when the three, who police say were impaired, violated COVID-19 rules, refused to sit at their table, entered a staff-only area, shouted, vomited on their table and spat on it when asked to leave.

A statement from police says their first step is to educated the public about respect for COVID-19 rules, but the actions of the men left no choice but to impose fines.