Saturday, April 07, 2007

Drunken Zamboni driver beats DWI charges

This is a big shot of hope for lawn tractor driving drunks all over the country.

Boston Globe
It's not drunken driving in New Jersey if it involves a Zamboni.

A judge ruled the four-ton ice rink-grooming machines aren't motor vehicles because they aren't useable on highways and can't carry passengers.

Zamboni operator John Peragallo had been charged with drunken driving in 2005 after a fellow employee at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown told police the machine was speeding and nearly crashed into the boards[...]

1 comment:

MikeT said...

Why couldn't that little snitch have just gone to the boss, saying that some moron was about to wreck the zamboni? I'm sure that the boss would have loved to hear that a drunk was driving an expensive, specialized vehicle in a way that could badly damage it and other pieces of property...