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January 3, 2013

State Police: Off-duty trooper was intoxicated

INDIAN LAKE — A State Police trooper has been suspended without pay following his arrest on a charge of operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

At 10 p.m. Tuesday, an Indian Lake-based trooper was dispatched to a possible personal-injury snowmobile accident on State Route 30 in the Town of Indian Lake, according to a press release from State Police Troop B. 

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

He appeared intoxicated, police said, and, after he underwent standardized field sobriety tests, was arrested, the release said.

The charge against him is a violation of Section 25.24 of the State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Laws. 

Weaver is scheduled to appear in Indian Lake Town Court at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

Email Suzanne Moore: smoore@pressrepublican.com

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