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72-Year-Old Man Sentenced For Building Illegal Road On Forest Service Land

DELTA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - A judge in Delta County sentenced a man for illegally building a road on U.S. Forest Service land.

Illegal Mtn Road (credit USFS)
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

Earl Bennett, 72, bulldozed a road near Crawford in 2014. He will now have to pay $30,000 to fix it and spend a year on probation.

Illegal Mtn Road 2 (credit USFS)
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

The Forest Service says his work puts the area at risk of a mudslide and also endangers a home nearby.

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