Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: June 15, 2016
Contact: Trooper Brian Moore
Phone: (509) 670-9562
Twitter: @wastatepatrol

$1025 Fine for Littering a Lit Tobacco Product

As conditions continue to dry out in the region, the danger of fires caused by individuals discarding lit tobacco products from their vehicles increase.  One careless action can quickly turn into a major fire.  The resources needed to fight the fires and the losses associated with them, such as homes, structures and even life are extremely expensive and costly to tax payers.

Washington State Patrol Troopers will take appropriate enforcement under RCW 70.93.060(4). It is a class 1 civil infraction as provided in RCW 7.80.120 for a person to discard, in violation of this section, potentially dangerous litter in any amount.