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Tying a Sled to the Back of a Car Will Lead to Fine

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  It is something so many families like to do together: sledding.  But when you tie a tube or a sled to the back of car and drive on the road, you will be ticketed.

This warning from officers comes just days after a teenager hit a parked car while tubing on the back of an ATV.  His father was the driver.  The boy has a possible concussion. 

Officers say if you want to go tubing, and so many appear to want to, then go to a safe sledding hill.  The obstacles and potential danger is drastically minimized.

Officers also say don't assume just because the road is full of snow it's your playground to play on; that's a common mistake that can lead to a fine.

"We'll see people out on ATVs, we'll see snow mobiles, we'll see the sleds, we'll see people being pulled by pick-up trucks down the street, like the streets are a big playground," says Sergeant Ken Lattin of the Kennewick Police.  "They're not, and we will cite you for reckless endangerment."

Sergeant Lattin admits dragging a snow tube can be fun; but it's not fun when you put yourself at risk of injury.  As for the driver of the ATV, he was cited.