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Driver in Virginia Beach given $100 ticket for smoking in a vehicle with a child


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WSET) - A person in Virginia Beach has been ticketed $100 for allegedly smoking with a child in the car with them.

According to the citation, which was tweeted out by Virginia Beach Police Department Traffic Safety, the violation happened on Monday around 8:30 a.m.

The official charge on the citation was smoking in a vehicle with a minor present.

Virginia law changed in 2016, making it illegal to smoke in motor vehicles with the presence of a minor under the age of eight.

The law says that any person who smokes in a motor vehicle when a minor is under the age of eight will be subject to a civil penalty of $100. The offense may be charged on a uniform traffic summons form. The violation is a secondary offense.

No further details were released about the incident in Virginia Beach.

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