RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services members issue tickets for discarding lit cigarettes


2017-08-23 13:12 PDT

File # 2017

This past week traffic services members from Clearwater have issued two motorists $575 fines for discarding their lit cigarette butts from their vehicles.

On one occasion near Clearwater, police were following a vehicle when the officer witnessed the driver throw a lit cigarette out of his vehicle. This Alberta driver received a $575 ticket and a lengthy lecture from police. The driver explained that he had just purchased the vehicle in BC which was not equipped with an ash tray and was returning home to Alberta.

On the second occasion police were conducting a road check in Barriere when they spoke to a BC motorist. Police concluded the traffic stop and as the vehicle was departing, Police witnessed the driver throw a lit cigarette out of the vehicle.

Officers subsequently extended the motorists visit and issued the driver a $575 fine for his actions.

The RCMP will continue to issue fines to motorists who demonstrate irresponsible behaviour that contributes to increased wildfire risks. Violations of the Wildfire Act and Wildfire Regulations in BC will result in fines up to $1150

NCO i/c,
Central Interior Traffic Services, Clearwater

Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
South East District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: 250-770-4754
Cell: 250-863-7433
Fax: 250-492-4851

Email: dan.moskaluk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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