By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
In keeping with an ancient American proverb: “If it can be driven, it can be driven under the influence,” Fargo police arrested Steven Anderson for allegedly driving a Zamboni ice surfacing machine while under the influence.
In a Twitter post with the hashtag “bumperzamboni,” a spectator at the arena reported that, “I’ve never seen a zamboni have so much trouble around the edges.” The incident offered a refreshing nuance to what would otherwise have been a rather ordinary and languishing youth hockey game.
Sports arena officials called police after witness reported that Zamboni driver Steven Anderson was driving the Zamboni in an erratic manner. After performing an investigation, police arrested Anderson and charged him with DUI. His employer tossed him out into the cold by terminating his employment, an almost certain blow to his ice surfacing career.
According to Court records, Mr. Anderson earned a previous arrest last December for DUI (a car this time) and to possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has a 2009 conviction for public intoxication.
Fortunately for the good citizens of Fargo, police arrived in time to prevent further tragedy. Had this ice surfacing menace escaped to the freeways untold calamity would have likely ensued. If it pressed onward to Seattle, the city would have certainly self destructed–faced with the terror of an inch of snow followed by a renegade Zamboni in its wake.
By Darren Smith
Source: The Smoking Gun
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