C. Ind. snowmobiler charged with drunken driving

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - 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, identified as Joel Hackleman, 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 Hackleman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent, more than double the state's legal limit to drive. He was arrested on a felony charge of drunken driving resulting in serious injuries.

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