Drunken Zamboni Ride Leads To Arrest

We’re pretty sure this could only happen in Minnesota.

A man was arrested this week for drunken driving… on a Zamboni. The coach of a PeeWee hockey team called the cops on the rink attendant after it was discovered he was having trouble cleaning the ice.

Spectators, hockey players and parents pressed against the ice arena’s glass Monday night, watching as a Zamboni driver at the Hayes Arena in Apple Valley weaved across the ice erratically and smacked the machine hard against the boards.

About 25 minutes into what should have been a 10-minute job resurfacing the ice, the driver — a part-time employee of the city of Apple Valley — tried to maneuver the unwieldy machine into the arena garage. By then, coach Bryan Dornstreich had called 911.

Officers arrested the 34-year-old Apple Valley man for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

After the game, one of the parents told Dornstreich the rink attendant was slurring his words. Of course, he already had the Zamboni on the ice by the time the coach went to find him.

He called the cops and they took the man away when they arrived. Parents were left to finish scraping off the spots the rink attendant missed with the Zamboni.

(Via Star Tribune)