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Zamboni operator faces impaired driving charges in rural Manitoba, Report
Zamboni operator faces impaired driving charges in rural Manitoba, Report

Zamboni operator faces impaired driving charges in rural Manitoba, Report

A Manitoba man operating a Zamboni during a hockey game is facing impaired driving charges.

Police in Ste. Anne were called to the Sainte-Anne Arena Saturday night because fans at the game noticed “erratic behaviour” by the Zamboni driver.

Marc Robichaud, chief of the town’s police department, says the machine was striking the rink’s boards and moving erratically around the ice.

An officer spoke with the driver between periods of the game, then placed him under arrest.

Robichaud says the man in his 30s, who was new to the ice-clearing job, has been released from custody.

He is to face charges of impaired driving, refusing a breath sample and resisting arrest.

Robichaud says arresting a Zamboni driver for impaired driving is a first for him, but the offence includes operating any motorized vehicle.

“Liquor and any kind of motorized vehicle don’t mix, irregardless of whether it’s on the road or wherever it may be,” he said.

The man is due in court in January.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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    2 comments

    1. It’s getting ridicules with “road safety rules” being pushed to everything. We are not a police state and by doing nothing every time the police overstep their bounds, we are allowing it. Impaired driving is something that was in enacted to keep the roads safe, how in the hell does this keep anyone safe? When the Zamboni is on the ice, no one else is allowed so the only thing at risk is the boards. What’s next? Drinking at home the police can come to your house and give you tickets for impaired? It has gotten to the point that a lawless society might now be better than the police state in which we live. That is why I applaud the Justin Bourque’s of the world, we need more of people like that.

    2. Goes to show the difference between a cop and a pig . . . .

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