Driver Fined $100 for Smoking with Child in the Car

(AP Photo/David Dermer)

A driver was fined $100 after they were caught smoking in a vehicle with a young child present.

The incident occurred in Virginia Beach on May 7th.

In 2016, lawmakers in Virginia passed a law to make it a legal for anyone to smoke in a vehicle with a child under the age of eight present. The law allows law enforcement personnel to issue $100 tickets to anyone caught in violation of the law.

The┬áVirginia Beach Police Department sent out a tweet warning other drivers that if they don’t want to be fined $100, they would “protect their children.”

 

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