Pedestrian recovering after being struck by drunk snowmobiler

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - A Neenah, Wisconsin man is recovering after being struck by a snowmobile in Wakefield Township.

It happened on Sunday around 2 a.m. near the Blackjack Ski Resort. Michigan State Police Wakefield Post were called out for a snowmobile that struck a pedestrian.

MSP reports the 48-year-old victim was walking up a hill when he was hit by a 49-year-old Bessemer man, suspected of being intoxicated.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening. He was taken to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital and later transferred to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for further treatment.

The suspect was arrested for operating with a high B.A.C. causing injury and driving with a suspended license.

Names are being withheld pending arraignment. The incident remains under investigation.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.