Mud riders beware: Deputies watching

Published 9:35 am Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mud riders beware.

Sheriff Charles West said this week he’s fed up with mud riders “messing up the dirt roads throughout the county.”

Officers recently ticketed two people for mud riding on the Sheep Trail Road, a popular mud riding road, off of the Old-Brantley Luverne Road.

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Edward Wayne Copeland and Jason Earl Gorum were charged with reckless driving.

Investigator Mike Johnson said the county is in the process of securing a four-wheel drive vehicle in order to catch people mud riding.

“We’re going to be anywhere they are tearing up a county road,” he said. “I know playing is fun, but it costs the tax payers a lot of money.”

Plans are to tackle the north end of the county and any other area in which mud riding is an issue.

A primary location is  Davis Road down from the Sheep Trail Road.