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#pounditSunday, November 29, 2020

Zamboni driver’s blood-alcohol level was nearly four times legal limit


A Zamboni driver at a high school hockey game in North Dakota was arrested on Friday night when it was discovered that he was heavily intoxicated.

According to the Grand Folks Herald, 27-year-old Steven James Anderson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30, which is nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08. He was arrested during intermission of the Davies and Williston girls’ game at South Sports Arena in Fargo after spectators noticed he was swerving all over the place while cleaning the ice.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Anderson was fired on Monday and the Fargo Park District has decided to make sure two staff members are always on duty during high school games going forward. There was no reserve Zamboni driver available to clean the ice after Anderson was relieved of his duties on Friday.

Anderson had worked for the Fargo Park District for six years and had reportedly never been an issue. He is facing a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence. In December, he pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Believe it or not, this is not the first time a Zamboni driver has been caught drunk on the job. You can read similar stories here and here.

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