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Snowmobiler involved in Chicago TV news anchor death gets probation

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A suburban Chicago man has been put on three years' probation for driving a snowmobile into a tree while drunk in northern Wisconsin, killing a Chicago TV news anchor.

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Vilas County prosecutors said they did not recommend jail time for Scott Hirschey, 45, in part because the victim's family didn't want it.

Authorities said his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his snowmobile near Sayner in January of 2008.

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