Zamboni driver arrested for driving while drunk 01 Feb 12

Police were called to an ice arena in Apple Valley Monday night after getting reports of a man operating a Zamboni who appeared to be intoxicated.

Apple Valley police say the 34-year-old man who was driving the Zamboni struggled to maneuver it off the ice at Hayes Arena. The man was given a field sobriety test and arrested for driving while impaired.

Witnesses said the driver was swerving while clearing the ice and on several occasions hit the boards of the rink. The driver, a part-time arena employee, was taken into custody and given a blood alcohol test. Results from the test are not yet available, and no charges have been filed in the case.