Snowmobiler charged with impaired driving after crash

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PEAKES - A snowmobiler who was rescued after crashing near here in January has now been charged with impaired driving.

Gary Gordon, of Cardigan, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and will appear in Georgetown Provincial Court on April 17.

Kings District RCMP responded to the single vehicle snowmobile collision at 8 p.m. on Jan. 10.

A snowmobile had left the trail in Peakes and crashed at the bottom of an embankment.

Snowmobilers at the scene, Island EMS and East River Fire Rescue assisted in getting the rider to a waiting ambulance before he was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical assessment.

After investigating the incident, RCMP said blood test results showed the rider had more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The RCMP said it wanted to remind the public that impaired driving is a serious and persistent problem in P.E.I. and that individuals suspecting a drunk driver should call 911.

Organizations: RCMP, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Geographic location: PEAKES, P.E.I.

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