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Off-duty trooper charged after snowmobile accident

2013-01-02T17:26:00Z Off-duty trooper charged after snowmobile accident Glens Falls Post-Star
January 02, 2013 5:26 pm

INDIAN LAKE -- An off-duty state trooper was charged with snowmobiling under the influence of alcohol Tuesday night after a snowmobile he was driving got stuck in a ditch, State Police said.

Police said Randy J. Weaver, 31, was arrested after the 10 p.m. incident on Route 30, during which a snowmobile he owns became stuck in a snow-filled ditch. No injuries were reported by State Police.

Responding officers found signs that Weaver was intoxicated, and after he was given field sobriety tests, he was charged with snowmobiling under the influence of alcohol, a non-criminal violation, according to State Police.

He was released pending prosecution in Indian Lake Town Court on Tuesday and has been suspended without pay pending disciplinary action.

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  1. IndianLake12842
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    IndianLake12842 - January 12, 2013 5:57 pm
    This is Randy Weaver's 2nd DWI related "mishap"... How many screw-ups do Troopers get????
  2. Atholonian
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    Atholonian - January 11, 2013 1:07 am
    i am impressed! A cop that is off duty that actually got treated like a citizen? About time!
  3. johndoeny
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    johndoeny - January 09, 2013 8:40 am
    People of NY PRINT this article out ! So when anyone gets caught drink on a snowmobile intoxicated, you can show your attorney and the judge has no choice but to just fine you, he CAN NOT charge you in a court of law.

    The State Police have stated this in the article, it is just a : "A Non-Criminal Violation"
  4. Key
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    Key - January 05, 2013 9:13 pm
    If someone is riding their snowmobile on a road than it may be illegal. It certainly is dangerous for the rider to be under the influence of any drug, and that includes alcohol.
  5. The Bleeb
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    The Bleeb - January 05, 2013 7:53 am
    So the crime was......the probability that he may have caused an accident? And that probability was based upon the judgement of others? Folks, you have to put emotion aside and realize that laws should be based on actions, not the content and level of a particular substance in blood. It has been apparently conceded that government must punish people for the content of their blood and not just their actions. One doesn't even know if they are a "criminal" until the authorities show up, test you, and arrest you. This man's life will be wrecked for riding a snowmobile while not causing any violations to persons or property. What's next? What will be made illegal based upon the government's judgement of what you may be likeliy to do?
  6. halfmoon777
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    halfmoon777 - January 03, 2013 1:54 pm
    People drink because it gets them high. They are high and euphoric from drinking the legally socially acceptable HIGH of Alcohol. And people love to get their high anytime and think they need it to have a good time. Even when going out and putting everyone else at mercy of the legally intoxicated HIGH individual. Your much more impaired from getting HIGH off alcohol than cannabis
  7. doug900
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    doug900 - January 03, 2013 11:56 am
    It's kind of sick that when I was snowmibiling this past weekend, and stopped into a restaurant for lunch (yes, lunch, not bar), I would say 90% of the snowmobilers were all crammed around the bar, and hardly anybody was there to dine, apparently! Is this the impression anybody sober should get when riding the trails and wondering how sober the person is on the crotch rocket coming towards you? And, what if I had my 2 kids with me? Some people just don't get it! Why are some people so hooked on alcohol, that they have to make a pit stop while snowmobiling, only to endanger the lives of those (who don't find the need to crack a cold one) that truly enjoy the sport and the great outdoors?
  8. rudwung
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    rudwung - January 03, 2013 11:50 am
    Nobody is above the law. This Trooper must now go through the judicial process just like you or I would have to do. While Trooper's are held to higher standards by the people they serve, the law does not.
  9. Spiney Norman
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    Spiney Norman - January 03, 2013 10:10 am
    Obviously a lot more to this story ....
  10. lloommiiss
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    lloommiiss - January 03, 2013 12:58 am
    I'm missing the accident part !!! He buried his sled !!! And got caught .
  11. bodie
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    bodie - January 02, 2013 7:03 pm
    Gotta wonder what kind of rep he has with fellow officers if they didn't just look the other!!

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