Chandler told KING-TV that he will give a warning first.
Most people don't know that people on inner tubes are required to have a personal flotation device (PFD) with them when traveling down river. Chandler said the law requires all vessels in the state to have PFDs for everyone on board, and the law defines "vessels" as any watercraft being used for transportation.
Some judges agree with his interpretation and some don't, so some people have successfully fought his citations in court.
But Chandler said he's just trying to prevent tragedies.
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