The police chief in Victoria, British Columbia, apparently is keeping an eye out for what drivers are flicking out their car windows.
For the second time in less than 12 months, Chief Del Manak has issued a driver a ticket for throwing a lit cigarette from their car, The Vancouver Sun reported.
This time it happened Saturday.
Manak said the driver tossed his smoke out of his car right in front of the chief.
The ticket, which Manak posted to Twitter, showed the fine of $575 in Canadian currency for the violation of the province’s Wildfire Act. The ticket would be about $430 in the U.S.
575 reasons to not throw your lit cigarette out the car window in front of @vicpdcanada. Happened in front of me on the hwy. When asked why, driver replied, "I didn't want my car to burn" as he pointed to his cup holder in console. My response, "Then don't smoke in your car." pic.twitter.com/FhAGJHYX7w— Del Manak (@ChiefManak) June 9, 2019
Manak said that when he asked the driver why he had tossed the cigarette, the man told him he didn’t want his car to burn, The Vancouver Sun reported.
Manak quipped, “Then don’t smoke in your car.”
One Twitter commentator called the ticket stupid, but Manak replied that he actually cut the guy a break and could have tacked on a speeding ticket.
Manak ticketed another driver last year for tossing a lit cigarette. That ticket though was only $81 for littering and $138 for speeding, The Vancouver Sun reported.
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