VICTORIA, British Columbia– A police chief in Canada gave one driver a reason not to throw cigarette butts from his car. Actually, he gave him 575 reasons.
Victoria Police Chief Del Manak said a driver tossed a lit cigarette from his window in front of him on Highway 17.
“I didn’t want my car to burn,” the man told Manak.
“Then don’t smoke in your car,” the chief responded.
The driver was cited for a wildfire act and given a $575 fine for mishandling a burning substance.
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