I’m glad I don’t live in Arlington Va., or I’d be one broke M’ Effer!! According to the Washington Post, “There was a time when cursing in Arlington would only cost you a fine of $100. But this past weekend, Virginia’s Arlington County Board adopted an ordinance that upped the fine for lewd language to $250.” Virginia state law defines intoxication or profane swearing in public as a Class 4 misdemeanor, which for a first-time offense is subject to a fine of up to $250.
But only four people were arrested last year, 2014, for having potty mouths in public.
Dustin Sternbeck, spokesman for Arlington police, said that of these four incidents, two people were arrested after parents called police on them for cursing in front of children. When police arrived, those arrested didn’t clean up their language.
Of the other two arrests, Sternbeck said one person was drunk, cursing and being disorderly in public. Another flagrant curser already had a number of traffic violations, so he was asking for it anyway.