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Published June 03, 2012, 05:12 PM

MN Man Convicted of Driving Zamboni Drunk

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

By: Associated Press,

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — 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 Keith Bruss pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor drunken driving. Three other charges were dismissed.

Prosecutors say witnesses called police Jan. 30 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.

Defense attorney Mark McDonough declined comment to the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/KlXK1a ) after Thursday's hearing.

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


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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