GLAMIS — An increase in outside law enforcement at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area this weekend has given visitors a feeling of safety but has lead to some confusion.
Chad Edgmon of Fallon, Nev., received a ticket for not having his off-road vehicle registered in California. Off-road vehicles are not required to be registered in Nevada.
U.S. Forest Service rangers issuing the ticket did not know where Edgmon could go to register his out-of-state vehicle in California."I don't want to get a ticket every day I'm out here," Edgmon said.
County Sheriff's Office deputies staffing the Cahuilla Ranger station also did not know where out-of-state off-road vehicles could be registered over the holiday weekend, although a wipe board behind the desk stated out-of-state vehicles can get permits at Clean Gene's Buggy Shop.