Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area - The BLM conducted a registration and DUI checkpoint along Wash Road in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area today. As visitors departed, BLM law enforcement officers made two arrests for felony firearms violations. The BLM also issued citations for possession of narcotics, minors in possession of alcohol, operating vehicles with open containers of alcohol, and fake identifications.
Many citations and warnings were issued for unregistered vehicles and violations of the supplemental rules. 28 individuals were cited for permit violations and 13 warnings were issued for improper permit display.
The BLM strives to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all dunes visitors. It is our goal to ensure that the narcotics and alcohol incidents are kept to a minimum and that all visitors follow the rules for their own safety and the safety of others around them.