(ThisweekNewspapers) Apple Valley police officers responded to the ice arena at about 8 p.m. after receiving calls from people there that the Zamboni driver appeared to be intoxicated.
Upon arrival, officers observed the driver, a 34-year-old part-time arena employee, struggling to maneuver the Zamboni off the ice, according to police.
Police say the man was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol. After submitting to field sobriety testing he was arrested for DWI.
No charges have been filed yet. A test of the driver’s blood-alcohol concentration taken Monday night at the Apple Valley Police Station has been sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s lab for analysis.
Now this is a story to be proud of… I’ve heard of people getting DWIs on bikes and even on lawn mowers… but never while driving zambonis… this has to be a first… I wonder if he tried to drive away when the police showed up, just kept on driving through the boni garage and out the door onto the street… have a little cop-car/boni low speed chase
i bet the people called the cops because the boni missed one little sliver of ice and decided not to go back over it…. god didn’t that just piss ppl with OCD off if they missed the tiniest spot