Driver Caught Smoking With Small Children in the Car in Ingersoll

Police say a driver was smoking in a car with three small children in the back on Noxon Street in Ingersoll.

INGERSOLL - Oxford OPP are reminding the public that it is illegal to smoke with your children in the car. 

Police were called on May 8th by concerned citizen about a driver smoking in the car with three small children in the back on Noxon Street in Ingersoll. 

Effective January 21, 2009, Ontarians cannot smoke in motor vehicles with passengers under 16. Under the law, a driver or passenger smoking in a motor vehicle, while someone else under the age of 16 is present, is committing an offence, and can be fined $125. Second-hand smoke in motor vehicles can be up to 27 times more concentrated than in a smoker's home. Oxford OPP Detachment Commander Tony Hymers says it is the parents responsibility to keep your children safe. 

"Drivers often take extra care to protect children in vehicles; having smoke-free cars should be part of that protection."

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