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Zamboni Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving

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APPLE VALLEY  (AP) – The driver of a Zamboni at a peewee hockey game in Apple Valley was arrested for operating the ice resurfacing machine while drunk.

Police were called to Hayes Arena Monday night after the Zamboni driver began weaving across the ice and smashing into the boards. Coach Bryan Dornstreich called 911 as the 10-minute ice resurfacing job went on for nearly a half hour.

The 34-year-old man failed a field sobriety test. A blood alcohol test taken at the police station was sent to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis.

Parents helped smooth the rough spots on the ice after the man was arrested.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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