Cops Arrest Minnesota Man For DWI. He Was Driving A Zamboni At The Time.
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 at right 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.