Lit­ter­bug caught on cam­era

Weekend Courier - - Front Page -

A WOMAN who was filmed by an­other mo­torist flick­ing her cig­a­rette butt out the win­dow has been fined.

Jean­nette Edith Green­halgh was con­victed in her ab­sence at Rockingham Mag­is­trates Court on March 27.

The De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment Reg­u­la­tion pros­e­cu­tor said a wit­ness had spot­ted a white car driv­ing in Bal­divis.

The wit­ness saw the driver dis­card a cig­a­rette butt out the win­dow and recorded the in­for­ma­tion on a mo­bile phone. The wit­ness then made an on­line re­port. The pros­e­cu­tor said a fine was is­sued fol­lowed by a fi­nal de­mand af­ter Green­halgh failed to re­spond. The max­i­mum penalty is a $5000 fine. Green­halgh re­quested $742 in costs and told the mag­is­trate she had a writ­ten break down of those costs.

Mag­is­trate Vivian Ed­wards fined her $500.

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