One driver is facing a huge fine after a Saanich Police officer spotted them throwing something flammable out the window.
Turns out that the driver had flicked the butt of a cannabis joint out the window, right in the middle of high fire season.
“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,” the Saanich Police Department Traffic division put out in a tweet. “This driver did not listen.”
The “drop, release or mishandle of a burning substance” resulted in a $575 fine under the Wildfire Act.
In addition to this, the driver had been speeding through a playground when this happened, resulting in another $253 fine.
Last but not least, upon inspection of the driver’s license it became evident that they hadn’t changed their address when they moved, adding another $109 fine, bringing the total to $937.
The Saanich Police Department is reminding all drivers to not drop lit cigarettes (or joints) from the car.