Posted: May 12th, 2012 by Militant Libertarian
Vic Trierweiler could earn a $500 fine or up to 6 months in jail for violating city ordnances prohibited car wash residue runoff from entering storm drains.
Should washing your car in the driveway be punishable by jail time? As ridiculous as this may sound, a California man could be facing time behind bars for his insistence to wash his car in his driveway, despite warnings from San Mateo County. Vic Trierweiler, who hails from Belmont, was told that he would face a $500 fine or up to six months in jail if he keeps washing his vehicles on his Coronet Boulevard driveway.
Although the warning may seem extreme, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board maintains that the practice is illegal.