SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WORKS WITH OTHER AGENCIES TO EDUCATE OFF-ROADERS

Local News Top Story

During the months of March and April, the sheriff’s Department’s Off-Road Team collaborated with the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Army Corp of Engineers, Local Agencies, BNSF Railway, and the County Auto Theft Task Force to patrol off-highway vehicle areas. The goal was to contact off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and educate them in the safe and proper use of off highway vehicles, to include use of helmets and seat belts and operating on designated OHV trails and open areas. Many enthusiasts were unaware of legal and open riding areas. Maps, information, and guidance was provided to over 2,000 enthusiasts. Enforcement actions were taken in a small number of circumstances, 15 citations were issued, 459 warnings were given, 1 arrest was made, and 2 vehicles were towed. Deputies also provided medical aid to an injured motorcycle rider, who was transported to a hospital for treatment.