Yeah, our party of three were maybe 500 feet behind this couple.
As we walked by (on the correct side of the road), they said to us "make sure you stay off the paved road".
The police officer was in his car, presumably issuing the ticket then.
Minutes earlier, as we headed up Buffalo Road, we saw a lot of people ahead of us (most or all on the correct side of the road). This couple might have gone over to the other side just to be away from the crowd or "attempting to pass" them wihout walking in the middle of the road.
But, $74 is on the steep side for such an offense, esp if it is their first.
Just my 2 cents.