ENFORCEMENT -- Fish and Wildlife enforcement agents don't just deal with poachers. They assist with all sorts of incidents, especially in rural counties where sheriff's deputies, state troopers, border patrol and Forest Service officers all chip in when they can.
This week, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officer was called in to assist with the case of drunk driver who got in a pickle while joy riding in his 4-wheel-drive pickup -- down an active train track. Says WDFW on Facebook:
A WDFW Officer assisted Ferry County with a truck that had become stuck on train tracks. The driver, in a drunken state, thought it would be a good idea to drive on the train tracks in which the driver ultimately got stuck in a precarious position on a steep bank. Due to the distance from the nearest crossing, and the deep wet snow, a train had to be called to pull the truck out.
Quite a costly tow service!