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Snowmobiler who hit 8-year-old on Chisago Lake Charged with DWI

The man who struck a father and son with his snowmobile on Chisago Lake Friday night now faces charges.

46-year-old Eric Joseph Coleman has been handed multiple charges including a DWI for hitting the two while they set up their portable ice house. Full charges are as follows: Criminal Vehicular Operation - Great Bodily Harm Under the Influence, Criminal Vehicular Operation - Bodily Harm, and DWI.

If convicted of those charges, Coleman faces a maximum sentence of over 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.

The father who was hit by the snowmobile, 43-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter, was released from medical care with non-life threatening injuries.

However, his son, eight-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., is currently being treated at a metro hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies responded to a call just before 8 PM on Friday, January 26th that a snowmobile had struck an ice house on Chisago Lake and multiple parties were injured. The incident occurred 1-1.5 miles south of the northern landing off of Lake Avenue in Chisago City.

Photo courtesy Chisago County

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