Driver gets $575 ticket for throwing lit cigarette out vehicle window

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2019

The pricey mistake took place on Highway 17 near Quadra St.in Saanich, British Columbia around 6.20pm on Friday.

A police chief in Canada is reminding smokers around the world why it's important not to throw cigarette butts out a vehicle window.

When asked why, the driver told Manak "I didn't want my auto to burn".

The chief cited the driver under the province's Wildfire Act and fined him 575 Canadian dollars ($433).

A Canadian police chief handed out a hefty ticket to a driver who tossed a lit cigarette out their window.

"Then don't smoke in your vehicle", Manak replied to the driver, according to his tweet.

The police crackdown on drivers saw Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba fine a 16-year-old driver a whopping $1,169 ($879 USD) for driving at 105mph.

The driver's excuse? "Too many hot wings & needed a bathroom", police wrote on Twitter.

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