A driver faces a hefty fine after being nabbed by Saanich police for dropping a lit marijuana cigarette out of a car window.
The $575 ticket was issued under the Wildfire Act.
It happened on the 4900-block of Cordoba Bay Road on Monday just before 10 a.m.
A post on social medial also reveals the driver faces a $253 fine for speeding in a playground zone and $109 for failure to change address.
Grand total: $937
Well you can’t say we didn’t warn you.SPD posted on both their FB and Twitter accounts about dropping lit cigarettes out of your car windows. This driver did not listen ?To make it worse they were smoking a marijuana cigarette while driving.
Bad start to Monday! #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/LOqhmLLECh
— Saanich PD Traffic (@SPD_Traffic) July 29, 2019
It comes just days after Saanich police posted a specific reminder on social media about dropping lit cigarettes out of car windows.
“Do we really need to keep reminding people? Still getting calls about drivers throwing cigarettes out their car windows.”
Do we really need to keep reminding people?Still getting calls about drivers throwing cigarettes out their car windows. SPD will be enforcing both the BC Wildfire Act (575$ fine) + Motor Vehicle Act (81$ fine) for anyone seen making this very poor choice #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/7drrkhcqx6
— Saanich PD Traffic (@SPD_Traffic) July 22, 2019