Fined for leaving their toddler in a parked car

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Finished for leaving their toddler in a parked car

The police intervened in the parking lot of the Maxi in Saint-Romuald on Friday afternoon. (File photo)

A couple were fined $110 last Friday for leaving their child in a car parked outside the Maxi supermarket in Saint-Romuald, in Lévis.

Around 1:25 p.m., the police received a call from a citizen who discovered the two-and-a-half-year-old child dozing in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Once there, the patrol officers arrived and met the parents who were returning from shopping.

The couple told the police that they did not want to wake the toddler . The police gave him a statement of offense worth nearly $110.

Section 380 of the Code La Quebec Road Safety prohibits parents from leaving a child under the age of 7 alone in a vehicle without supervision.

The child would have remained unsupervised for less than thirty minutes, according to Véronique Blouin, spokesperson for the City of Lévis Police Department.

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