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Central Indiana snowmobiler charged with drunken driving

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:55 am

NOBLESVILLE — Authorities say a central Indiana man has been charged with being drunk when he crashed a snowmobile and badly hurt a passenger.

State conservation officer Mark Baker says the crash happened in a rural area near Noblesville when the 42-year-old snowmobile driver ran into a ditch. The crash threw the driver and a 32-year-old female passenger over the snowmobile's handlebars.

Baker says the woman was taken to a hospital with a serious leg injury.

Baker says tests found the snowmobile driver had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent, more than double the state's legal limit to drive. The driver was arrested on a felony charge of drunken driving resulting in serious injuries.