"Butt officer": Indiana cracking down on cigarette flickers during drought
Indiana State Police Supt. Paul Whiteshell is telling troopers to enforce the law more aggressively. Whiteshell says there have already been several significant fires parked by discarded smoking materials.
The fine for tossing cigars, cigarettes or matches from a car can be as high as $10,000.
So far this year, Indiana troopers have written about 200 tickets for such offenses, compared to 368 during all of 2011.
- 4 accused of holding mother, child captive in Ohio
- Bulger Trial: Admitted killer Martorano calls self "nice guy"
- Walter Lee Williams is 500th on FBI's "Most Wanted" list
- Report: College student kept girl, 13, in his room for a month
- Ind. woman, sentenced to death at 16, to be released
- Cops: Fla. man beaten, robbed, left naked on first date
- Police: Boy, 13, killed sister, 5, with wrestling moves
- Search for missing woman, 19, in Tempe, Ariz.
- Steubenville teen rapist must register as sex offender
- Cleveland kidnap victims may get state govt. payments
- Mother beats man she believes molested her kids
- N.M. Police: Grandmother unmasks robber, finds grandson
- Italian high court gives reason for new Knox trial
- Cops: Calif. math teacher had sex with boy multiple times
- Univ. of Chicago student missing for five days
- Report: Child sex sting in Florida nets 41 arrests