Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Death by snow mobile

I reported on this blog on February 22, 2009 that there have been 7 snow mobile fatalities in New York State this winter, several caused by alcohol intoxication. In Massachusetts there have been 3.

Now this comes from Massachusetts today, 02/25/09:

After two more DUI snowmobile accidents last weekend, one of them fatal, snowmobile enthusiasts are pushing for stricter drunken-driving laws for snowmobilers in the state.

“It’s outrageous that the penalty for driving drunk on a snowmobile is $75. That’s an insult to responsible snowmobilers, the public and law enforcement officers,” said Dan Gould, president of the Snowmobilers Association of Massachusetts.

From December 2008 through February 2009 there were 26 reported snowmobile accidents, with three of those accidents resulting in fatalities in Massachusetts.

To read the whole article click here.

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