Zamboni Driver With Blood-Alcohol Level Three Times Legal Limit Arrested For Some Reason

I’ve never driven a zamboni so I’m not sure how difficult they are to operate. But I have to think having a blood-alcohol level of .30 isn’t going to make things any easier. In addition to doing a crappy job smoothing the ice, you could also end up with bigger problems, as Fargo-based Steven James Anderson discovered.

A preliminary breath test showed that Steven James Anderson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 percent on Friday night, said Lt. Joel Vettel, a Fargo police spokesman. The limit in North Dakota is 0.08 percent.

Anderson was arrested during the Davies and Williston girls’ game at South Sports Arena in Fargo after spectators noticed him driving erratically while resurfacing the ice.

Relieved of his duties right after his arrest, Anderson was officially fired Monday, said Jim Larson, director of finance and human resources for the Fargo Park District, which runs the arena.

What a shame. You’ve got all the excitement one could ever dream of in the form of hot women’s ice hockey and you go muck it up with alcohol. SMDH.

What’s even more amazing is that he still had a job driving a vehicle considering the trouble he got into just last month.

Last month, Anderson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, municipal court records show.

Holy hell. The zamboni drivers must have a fantastic union*. Perhaps it can get Anderson out of his latest jam.

God knows finding a good ice-treatment person is hard work.

*Free idea: a sitcom about a zamboni drivers’ union. Take it. Profit. 

[H/T: Grand Forks Herald]