One man is dead and another is facing impaired driving charges after a high-speed snowmobile crash southeast of Ottawa early Sunday morning.
Alex Miller, 21, was a passenger on a sled that struck a pole around 4:30 a.m. near Bainsville, according to Ontario Provincial Police. He was killed.
The driver of the snowmobile, a 27-year-old Cornwall man, faces charges of impaired driving causing death and driving while disqualified. He is scheduled to appear at a bail hearing Monday morning.
It's the second alcohol-related snowmobile crash in three weeks, according to OPP.
Daniel Andre, 21 of South Stormont died when he struck a tree on February 11. A 22-year-old South Stormont man was charged with impaired driving causing death and possession of a controlled substance.
“Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs results in dire consequences,” OPP Inspector Paul Bedard said in a news release. “Driving a snowmobile or any other vehicle under the influence is completely irresponsible. Don’t be that driver. Your family and friends appreciate it.”