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Indian Lake trooper arrested for DUI following snowmobile accident

— An off-duty New York State Police trooper was arrested on New Year’s Day for operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

A trooper from the Indian Lake State Police station responded to a personal-injury automobile accident at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 on State Route 30 in the town of Indian Lake, according to a State Police press release.

Investigation at the scene revealed that a snowmobile owned and operated by 31-year-old Randy J. Weaver, an off-duty trooper stationed at the Indian Lake State Police office, had become stuck in a snow-filled ditch by the roadside.

Upon interview, it was determined that Weaver appeared intoxicated. He was administered Standardized Field Sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

Weaver is scheduled to appear at the Indian Lake Town Court on Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. He was suspended without pay pending the investigation of his conduct.

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