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Woman hit with £400 fine for dropping salt sachet in car park

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A Welsh woman has been fined £400 ($630) for dropping a salt sachet in a car pack.

Laura Howells dropped the packet whilst eating a takeaway meal in her car outside B&Q in Trostre, Llanelli.

The Sun reports that a council official spotted Howells and issued her with an on-the-spot fine of £75 ($118.16) for littering.

After the 24-year-old failed to pay, she was taken to Carmarthen Magistrates court and ordered to pay over £400 for the offence.

Howells said: "I felt sick when I found out how much it cost me - it was only a salt sachet.

"I was eating lunch in the car and must have dropped it by accident. I am not the type of person who ever litters."

Jim Jones of Carmarthenshire Council said: "Cleaning our streets costs £2.2million a year. Dropping litter is against the law."

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