Benton Co. says no bridge jumping in hot weather
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Benton Co. says no bridge jumping in hot weather

Kennewick : WA : USA | Jul 10, 2012 at 8:18 AM PDT
Source: Associated Press
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People trying to escape the hot weather by taking a plunge from one of the many bridges over Benton County rivers may face a fine. The Benton County Sheriff's office says it's a criminal misdemeanor to jump from the cable bridge and other bridges or structures that span rivers in the county and can be punished with a fine of $1,000, 90-day jail stay or both. Deputy Tom Morton tells the Tri-City Herald ( http://bit.ly/NeftEs ) that it's not very common for people to jump off bridges...He says the combination of unpredictable river currents, debris that gets stuck near bridges and boat traffic make it dangerous for the jumper and boaters.

 
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