Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI) is a Serious Crime
"Please see the press release below for your site’s Home Safety program. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and New York State Police would like to remind snowmobilers to never drink and drive, and to ride responsibly while enjoying the state's abundant snowmobile trails.
In New York, a snowmobile driver can be charged with Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI) if he or she operates a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Any snowmobile driver with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher can be charged with an SWI, the snowmobile equivalent of a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offense. A misdemeanor conviction can result in a permanent criminal record, a maximum fine of $1500, up to 90 days in jail, and a 12-month suspension of snowmobiling privileges."