Authorities arrested a Zamboni driver for suspected DUI for erratically piloting the ice-smoothing vehicle during a high school hockey game in Fargo, North Dakota.
Jim Larson, director of Finance and Humans Resources for Fargo Parks told ABC News, “Some of the parents noticed the driver appeared to be impaired.” Larson admitted that he never saw anything like this in the 22 years that he has worked at the ice rink.
Stephen Anderson was driving the large and expensive ice resurfacing machine in a crazy manner ramming into the rink walls throughout the first period of the game–unlike the professional Zamboni pilots shown in the above picture. Fortunately, there was no damage to the rink and no one was hurt. Anderson, who has worked for Fargo Parks intermittently for six years, has been relieved of his duties.
“Safety is critical . . . we consider this to be a very serious incident. On Monday we will take a full review to see how this happened and what we can do keep it from ever occurring again,” Larson said.
Anderson faces 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.