Man accused of snowmobiling while intoxicated -- in June
By David Menzies
Tips to Avoid Being Detected by Law Enforcement if You’re Stupid Enough to Drive While Inebriated, Volume 4, Section III, Subsection J: Under no circumstance should you pilot a snowmobile in the month of June in a jurisdiction in which there's no snow. Doing so is self-defeating as the sight of an Arctic Cat cruising over grass might attract some unwanted attention.
Alas, apparently a New York state man isn't hip to that concept known as being “inconspicuous.” Otherwise, he wouldn’t have hopped aboard a snowmobile in the month of June in Steuben County, N.Y. (which, according to our trusty Rand McNally Road Atlas, is real estate that is situated considerably south of the Arctic Circle.)
Carl Kruchten, 46, of Wayland, N.Y., was charged after allegedly recklessly* driving a snowmobile while in a drunken state. (*As if piloting a Ski-Doo in June isn’t blatantly moronic enough, good ol’ Krutchen had to recklessly operate his snowmobile.)
According to the Associated Press, police responded to calls from Wayland (a town located about 80 km south of Rochester) when witnesses reported a man driving a snowmobile across private yards and causing damage.
Officers arrested Krutchen and found him to have a blood alcohol level of 0.18 per cent -- more than double the legal limit.
Krutchen is due in court next month. Hopefully he will choose to get to the courthouse in a sober state and driving a vehicle equipped with wheels.