Smoking in Bed Brings 45 Day Jail Term

Issue 8 and Volume 109.

Smoking in Bed Brings 45 Day Jail Term Hugh Snapp, 62-year-old stock clerk, was sentenced to 45 days in jail, March 5, after he pleaded guilty to smoking in bed and causing hotel mattress fires twice within 45 days. The violation fell under the Santa Monica, Calif., careless smoking section of the health and safety code. Assistant Fire Chief William McDade said Snapp was warned against smoking in bed, following a mattress fire in his hotel room last January 15. He was arrested March 3 after a second mattress fire in his room.

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