Man hit with over £1,500 fine for cigarette thrown from moving car
A man has been hit in the pocket after council officers witnessed a cigarette being thrown out of the car in Freshwater Road, Dagenham.
The Council served a notice on Mr Amran Hussain, the registered owner of the vehicle, to identify who was driving the car at the time of the offence. After failing to comply with the notice to provide information about the driver, Mr Hussain was summoned to court.
On Friday 29 March 2019 at Barkingside Magistrate’s Court, Mr Hussain was fined £1,000 and a £100 Victim Surcharge. In addition, he was ordered to pay £411 costs to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
The offence took place on Monday 10 September 2018 in a smoke-free work vehicle which had a no smoking sign.
“There’s absolutely no excuse for littering - it ruins our environment and wastes tax payer’s money on cleaning it up"
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: “There’s absolutely no excuse for littering - it ruins our environment and wastes tax payer’s money on cleaning it up – money which could be better spent in delivering much needed services to the most vulnerable members of our community.
“This case clearly shows that we won’t let up when it comes to pursuing people who commit offences, including littering from vehicles. If someone drives your vehicle and commits an offence, by law you must give their details - if you don’t, we will prosecute you and you could receive a fine of up to £1,000 and a criminal record.”