Thursday, February 2, 2012

News Of The Day: Minnesota Man Busted For DWI--On A Zamboni

The cops are on top of it in Minnesota, eh? I'll sleep better at night knowing this menace is off the streets ice. From The Smoking Gun.

Cops Arrest Minnesota Man For DWI. He Was Driving A Zamboni.

February 1, 2012--For the second time in recorded history, a motorist has been arrested for driving a Zamboni under the influence.

On Monday evening, cops in Apple Valley, Minnesota busted Joel Bruss for suspicion of DWI. Bruss, 34, was collared at the Hayes Arena, where he operated the ice resurfacing vehicle.

Bruss is pictured above in a mug shot from an earlier arrest.

According to police, cops were summoned to the rink by witnesses who watched as the Zamboni careened across the ice and bounced off the sideboards. When officers arrived, they saw Bruss, a part-time employee, “struggling to maneuver the Zamboni off the ice.”

When cops approached Bruss, they noticed that he was “unsteady on his feet and smelled of an alcoholic beverage.” Arrested following the completion of field sobriety tests, Bruss was transported to the Apple Valley police station, where “blood alcohol testing was completed.”

The previous Zamboni DWI bust occurred in June 2005, when a 63-year-old man was collared for recklessly operating the machine at a New Jersey rink.


  1. Ha! Poor chap. Maybe he was drinking because his job is to drive a Zamboni part-time. =] He's probably not on the fast track to success with that career choice.

  2. I used to have season tickets to our local hockey teams games...the zamboni driver was always driving under the influence. We partied with him a few times after games and he could drink us all under the table and he always started out drunk!!



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