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Drunk Zamboni Driver Gets Probation

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Jun 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

APPLE VALLEY, MN (KNSI) - An Apple Valley man convicted of driving a Zamboni while intoxicated at an ice arena has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Thirty-four-year-old Joel Bruss pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving. Three other charges were dismissed. 

Prosecutors say witnesses called police January 30th to report Bruss driving the ice-cleaning machine erratically at Hayes Arena. Police arrived and found the Zamboni stuck halfway off the ice. Investigators say Bruss submitted to a urine test, which detected a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving. 

Online court records show that Bruss was convicted of driving while intoxicated once in 2002 and twice in 1999. 

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