Man ticketed after crash involving snowmobile, pickup truck in Lake Hallie

It happened on January 3.

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From the Lake Hallie Police Department:

This year’s snow fall has caused Lake Hallie to experience higher snowmobile traffic than past years. Because Lake Hallie is a Village, snowmobile operation on or along any Village road is prohibited. The only places in the Village that a snowmobile may legally be operated are on private property with permission of the owner, a legal snowmobile trail and along a State Highway or County Road. Since Business 53 is now owned by the Village and no longer a State Highway it is illegal to operate in the ditch line. Lake Hallie does not have an ordinance which allows the riding of snowmobiles to access trails from personal residences or businesses by operating on or next to the roadway, or along Village roads. This was not the case when Lake Hallie was the Township of Hallie prior to the incorporation in 2003.

Any operation of ATVs in the Village is illegal except on private property or while actively engaged in snow removal with a snow removal device attached to the unit.

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators ticketed a snowmobile rider who's suspected of riding drunk when he collided with a pickup truck.

It happened on January 3. Lake Hallie police say the 47-year-old Altoona man was going east on the south shoulder of Melby Street. He went across the road on the snowmobile near Commercial Blvd. That's when officers say the truck hit him. He went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Nobody else was hurt.

A Department of Natural Resources warden ticketed the man. The police department also ticketed him for riding a snowmobile on or near highways.

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