The owner of a car involved in an accident in January in the protected region of La Geria in Lanzarote has been threatened with legal action and possible fines for not removing this car within the prescribed 15 days identified in Canary Islands’ legislation, and so breaks local laws.
This vehicle has remained abandoned in the this protected natural landscape since the accident was recorded on 9 January. The female owner of the vehicle was contacted and asked to remove the vehicle by officers of the Guardia Civil calling at her home in Arrecife and also leaving several messages on her phone.
This car owner is now accused of violation of article 38, section 2 and option C of the Law on the Declaration of Natural Spaces of the Canary Islands, which punishes the abandonment, dumping or uncontrolled disposal of toxic or dangerous waste on public roads. This crime could also incur a fine of over 300 euros.
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