The Malta Independent 23 October 2019, Wednesday

Driver fined almost £2,000 for flicking cigarette butts out of car window

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:02 Last update: about 5 months ago

A driver has been handed a £2,000 (€2,200) fine after being caught flicking cigarette butt out of car window.

Gary Jones, from Plymouth, refused to pay an £80 fixed penalty notice for littering and denied the offence.

But the 30-year-old failed to attend two court hearings, according to The Sun.

It is said a council enforcement officer saw Jones flicking the cigarette butt from the car.

City Justice of Peace (JP) found Jones guilty and fined him £300 with a £1,665 costs.

They said the £2,000 fine could send a strong message that littering would not be tolerated.

 

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