Something happening in B.C. is probably something we in Ontario should be doing more of. Police have slapped a driver with a hefty $575 fine for throwing a cigarette out his car window on the highway. It happened around 6:20pm on Friday. Police are in the midst of a massive crackdown on motorists this month. The driver didn’t realize that Victoria Police Chief Del Manak’s patrol car was right behind him. Manak then pulled over the driver and confronted him with the ticket. When Manak asked the driver why he threw out the cigarette, the driver responded, “I didn’t want my car to burn” as he pointed to his cup holder. Manak responded: “Then don’t smoke in your car.” He slapped a $575 dollar ticket on his car and let him go. Manak shared the incident on Twitter warning other drivers to be careful about their in-car smoking habits.
Photo Credit: Chief Del Manak via Twitter
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