Drunk Zamboni Driver Caught On Tape (Video)

drunk zamboni driverA zamboni driver from Apple Valley, Minnesota is being charged with drunk driving after a urine sample found that his blood-alcohol level was 0.32 percent – four times the legal limit in Minnesota, which is 0.08.

On the night of January 30th, parents and players at Hayes Ice Arena had noticed that Joel K. Bruss, 34, was swerving and hitting the boards while cleaning the ice between youth hockey games.  While some taped the incident (video provided below), others called the police.  And when an officer arrived on the scene, he noticed the following:

(T)he Zamboni machine was partly off and partly on the ice while the driver was trying to get it unstuck. Once Bruss got off the machine, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath and noted that he was “extremely unsteady” and was hanging onto the Zamboni to keep his balance. Bruss was slurring his words and mumbling and his eyes were red, watery and bloodshot, the complaint said.  [Star Tribune]

Bruss later admitted to drinking earlier at home and driving to work, before eventually submitting a urine sample.  He has since been charged with four counts of drunk driving by the Dakota County District Court.

Thankfully, no lives were endangered that night, which still makes drunk-Joel a better driver than the guys at the Rexall Place in Edmonton.  You can watch footage of his drunken ride in the video below.

Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]

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