Last Friday night a friend and I decided to take advantage of the first good amount of snow and go snowmobiling. We live 1 block from a groomed trail so we jumped on that road to get some food and started heading home. On the way home my machine experienced some mechanical problems. Being very close to home we decided to tow the sled home. Because the trail takes a round about way we decided it would be quicker and safer to ride the sides of the road. While on the road we were pulled over by an officer. He checked our registrations and trail permits which all were legal except for the fact that we had our permits in our wallets instead of on our sleds. He told us we was giving us a warning for this which was fine with me. He then gave us both a ticket for riding on the side of the road. I argued that this was not illegal but he strongly insisted I was wrong. I have snowmobiled for 20 years and taken snowmobile safety classes that have always said this was legal. The Michigan Secratery of State and DNR websites state "A snowmobile may be operated on the right-of-way of a public highway (except a limited-access highway) if it is operated at the extreme right of the open portion of the right-of-way and with the flow of traffic on the highway. Snowmobiles operated on a road right-of-way must travel in single file and shall not be operated abreast except when overtaking or passing another snowmobile. When I told him I was going to fight this ticket he became very angry and threatened to give me a ticket for the trail permit and have the machines towed. So at this point I feel I have gotten a ticket for something that is legal as well as being threatened by a police officer because I stated I inteaded to use my right to "Due Process of the Law". Am I correct?????