The Haliburton Highlands O.P.P. is preaching snowmobiling safety after two weekend incidents in the county.

A total of eight people went through the ice on Friday in separate incidents on 12 Mile Lake and Boshkung Lake.

Community Safety Officer Dianna Dauphinee says no ice is safe ice, but if you take your sled on frozen water, you should have some items with you.

Dauphinee also recommends checking the ice before you go on it.

In the Boshkung Lake incident, the Haliburton Highlands Detachment says the driver of a side-by-side vehicle tested in the warn range for impaired driving.

Dauphinee adds using an off-road vehicle impaired carries the same penalties as drunk driving.

None of the people that went through the ice were injured.