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One injured in Alexandria snowmobile crash

A Brainerd man is recovering after a snowmobile accident along the Central Lakes Trail in Douglas County.

According to law enforcement, Saturday night, around 7 p.m., Jonathan Reinhardt, 28, was westbound on the trail when he struck several trees about 200 feet west of Liberty Road, near Midwest Machinery.

Reinhardt was reportedly thrown from his snowmobile in the crash. He was transported to Douglas County Hospital and transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was listed in satisfactory condition.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, it is believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

The snowmobile Reinhardt was riding was a total loss.

Two other men were riding with Reinhardt when the crash occurred. They were arrested at the scene for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Alexandria Police Department and North Ambulance responded to the crash.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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