CHAUTAUQUA – A 31-year-old Ohio woman was arrested overnight for snowmobiling while intoxicated after she crashed into an ice fishing shanty, narrowly missing the three occupants, on Chautauqua Lake, sheriff’s deputies reported.
Chautauqua County deputies responded at 1 a.m. to the reported accident. They found that Christina M. Black, of Burghill, Ohio, had been operating a 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobile northbound on the lake’s frozen surface, about 200 yards from the shore of Lakeside Park in Mayville, when she struck the shanty, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say no one was injured but the shanty and other ice-fishing equipment was damaged or destroyed. Black was arrested for snowmobiling while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 percent and riding too fast within 100 feet of a person or ice-fishing structure.
She must return to Chautauqua Town Court to face the charges.