Blood tests after accident Jan. 10 lead to charge.
Nearly six weeks after RCMP responded to a single vehicle snowmobile collision in Peakes, PEI, the driver has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
On January 10, 2014, RCMP reported a snowmobile driven by Gary Gordon, of Cardigan, left the trail and crashed to the bottom of an embankment.
Snowmobilers at the scene, the RCMP, Island EMS and East River Fire Rescue assisted in getting Gordon to an ambulance. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical assessment.
The accident was investigated, and blood tests were obtained which revealed over two times the legal limit of alcohol.
Gordon has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Section 253(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada, Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, Section 253(b).
His first appearance date is scheduled for April 17, 2014 at Georgetown Provincial Court.
The RCMP reminds the public that impaired driving is a serious and persistent problem in PEI, and urge calling 911 to report suspected impaired drivers.