TUPPER LAKE - The code enforcement officer for the village of Tupper Lake was cited for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated after a crash Jan. 27 that left him seriously injured.
According to reports, 43-year-old Pete Edwards was operating his snowmobile at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his sled while negotiating a turn.
The accident occurred near the Boy Scout Camp Massaweepie in the town of Piercefield.
Edwards and his sled ended up on the ice below a steep embankment, and rescue personnel say it took some effort to bring him to safety. He was later transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., where he's being treated for injuries to his lungs, spleen, hips, and ribs.
Edwards is the code enforcement officer for the village of Tupper Lake. State police say charges are pending and an investigation into the accident is considered ongoing.