snowmobile accident near Stuart Drive

Fort St. James RCMP responded to a snowmobile accident on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:25 p.m..

  • Feb. 12, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Fort St. James RCMP responded to a snowmobile accident on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:25 p.m..

The single snowmobile accident took place near the Fireweed Safe Haven on Stuart Drive, and when police arrived at the scene, they found the male driver of the snowmobile beside his machine showing signs of intoxication.

The driver reportedly said the sled tipped sideways while he and a female passenger were going up a hill and the machine then landed on him.

Emergency Health Services then transported the driver to hospital for treatment of what was believed to be injuries to his ribs.

The passenger was not injured in the incident.

The RCMP are continuing to investigate, and are reminding the public a person can be charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over 0.08 mg when driving a snowmobile.