This has been pretty big news on the snowmobile chat room I belong to, and it presents some legal issues that I thought you might be interested in.
Last year a snowmobiler and her boyfriend were crossing a road at a legal and marked snowmobile/ road crossing. The sled got fetched up on the curb and as they tried to free it, a woman came along in a car and hit the snowmobile killing the passenger on the sled. The problem was the woman was drunk.
Now the investigation said that the woman being drunk had little to do with the crash. It was at night. The snowmobile's headlight was obscured by the snowbank and the sled was around a curve. Other driver's might have hit the snowmobile as well.
In the end it was decided that she would get one year in jail for aggravated drunk driving, NOT manslaughter. Myself I don't think justice was served here.
Before I tell you my opinion, I'll ask for yours. What is your guys take on this?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"