The tickets carry a $125 fine for visiting the park during the government shutdown
The law enforcement officials told the Peninsula Daily News it was absurd for the ranger to issue the tickets Saturday and it shows a lack of discretion.
Durkan said no. She said those ticketed drove past signs saying the park is closed.
Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said it supports the way the ranger did her job. Three citations were issued at the trailhead and two more were issued to bicyclists near Quinault who were asked to leave the park.
Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com
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