Port Perry snowmobiler faces impaired driving charges after stop on trail near Peterborough

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Published February 7, 2022 at 10:04 am

A Port Perry man has been charged with impaired driving after police stopped him on his snowmobile north of Peterborough yesterday afternoon.

Peterborough OPP stopped the snowmobile around 1:30 p.m. February 6 on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail E108, which snakes through the Municipality of Trent Lakes. Police concluded the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Jeno Eppel, 60 of Port Perry, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired with a blood-alcohol content over 80. He will appear in a Peterborough courtroom on March 15.

Officers continue to patrol roads and trails. Impaired drivers they find will get a court date, a 90-day licence suspension and a 7-day vehicle impound.

Police remind snowmobilers to “exercise caution” when using recreational vehicles by wearing their protective equipment, staying aware of surroundings and knowing their limits.

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