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Caught flicking cig butt

Two motorists were slammed with fines after flicking cigarette butts from their vehicles near Clearwater.

RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services issued two $575 fines in the past week.

An officer witnessed one driver throw out the cigarette when driving behind him.

“This Alberta driver received a $575 ticket and a lengthy lecture from police,” said Cpl. Steven Schenkeveld.

The driver said he had just purchased the vehicle and it “was not equipped with an ashtray.”

Police were conducting a road check in Barriere when they spoke to a B.C. motorist and when he drove away he threw a lit cigarette out the window.

"Officers subsequently extended the motorist's visit and issued the driver a $575 fine for his actions,” said Schenkeveld.

RCMP said they will continue to monitor drivers and violations of the Wildfire Act and Wildfire Regulations can result in fines up to $1150.



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