DESTIN – The driver of a car pulled over for excessive speed was charged with tampering with evidence for throwing a joint out the window when he saw a patrol car behind him.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy noted in the man’s arrest report that he had also smelled marijuana emanating from the car as it passed him.

The 23-year-old Niceville man admitted to the deputy that he’d thrown the marijuana cigarette out the window.