Alcohol the major cause of Wisconsin snowmobile crashes
Once again this winter, alcohol is the major reason that people dying in Wisconsin snowmobile crashes. There have been 15 deaths this season, and the D-N-R's Gary Eddy says at least 11 have involved alcohol. A year ago, there were only 10 total snowmobile deaths in the Badger State due to a much milder winter - but six-of-those-10 deaths still involved alcohol. Eddy says drinking reduces reaction times, and snowmobiling is an activity that requires a high level of alert at all times.