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February 2, 2013
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Four cited for riding snowmobiles in wilderness

Four snowmobilers were cited for riding in the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest.

Three riders were cited on Jan. 21 and one was cited on Jan. 22. All four riders were issued citations, which can result in a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

"This citation is not one to be taken lightly - the minimum fine is $425," said Carson Ranger District Recreation Staff Officer Dan Morris. "Use of snowmobiles and other mechanized equipment is illegal in designated wilderness."

The Wilderness area is located in …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 4, 2013 02:33PM Published Feb 2, 2013 05:10PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.