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Smoker nabbed

Cops ticket first driver under new no-smoking law

A 38-year-old Vaughanian is the first to be caught by York police under a strict new law barring smoking in a vehicle with children.

At about 4 p.m. on June 8, an officer spotted a woman smoking a cigarette as she drove, police say. In the car with her were three kids under 12 years old.

The officer stopped the vehicle on Dufferin St. and handed the driver a provincial offence notice under the Smoke Free Ontario Act.

The law, which came into effect Jan. 21, prohibits drivers from smoking in a car carrying passengers under the age of 16. Anyone caught faces a fine of up to $250.

Vaughan Today
In print: June 12, 2009, page 2
Online: June 14, 2009 [link]