Probation for man who drove under the influence on snowmobile

A Chassell man will spend 24 months on probation after driving a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to probation, James Manderfield, 43, has his snowmobile privileges revoked for six months.  He pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a snowmobile while intoxicated earlier this month in Houghton County District Court.

In January, Manderfield fell through the ice on Portage Lake near Dollar Bay and was rescued by police.