Off-duty trooper charged with snowmobiling under influence

INDIAN LAKE – An off-duty state trooper was arrested earlier this week for allegedly driving his snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

Indian Lake-based state police charged Randy J. Weaver, 31, with operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday night. Police said he was arrested following an investigation into a possible snowmobile accident on state Route 30 in the town of Indian Lake.

In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, police said Weaver, who works out of the Indian Lake barracks, was stuck in a snow-filled ditch near the highway when troopers arrived at the scene around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Following an interview, troopers determined that Weaver “appeared intoxicated,” according to the release.

“He was administered Standardized Field Sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for Operating a Snowmobile Under the Influence of Alcohol, a violation of Section 25.24 of the NY Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Laws,” the release said.

Weaver is scheduled to appear in Indian Lake town court at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He has been suspended without pay pending further investigation.