Virginia town is cracking down on foul language

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Cursing In Arlington, VA Will Cost You

Clean up that potty mouth or it may cost you. Arlington, Virginia is cracking down on foul language.

The Arlington County Board just approved a measure increasing fines for expletive language, though they don't list the words considered to be inappropriate.

The new ordinance more than doubles the fine for public intoxication and profane cursing, raising it to $250.

The decision comes after local police reported 664 arrests for these infractions last year alone. It is not clear though how many of those arrests were just for having a foul mouth.

And it's not just Arlington -- the new fine hike is a local effort to bring the penalty in line with Virginia State Law which classifies cursing as a Class 4 misdemeanor.

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