Zamboni Driver Arrested for DUI at High School Hockey Game

Zamboni Driver Arrested for DUI at High School Hockey Game

By Sophia Borrelli on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.

Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) – A Fargo Park District employee has been fired after being arrested for a suspected DUI.

But it’s what he was driving which makes the story unusual.

The employee was allegedly driving a zamboni during a high school girl’s hockey game while intoxicated.

Last night at the Davies versus Williston girl’s hockey game parents fans and Davies school officials noticed the driver was weaving and bumping into the boards as he cleaned the ice during the first period.

Police were called and they arrested Steven Anderson for DUI at the end of the second period.

No one was hurt by the incident.

A parks district official Reporter Sophia Borrelli that Anderson had been working part-time for the district for six years.

They do perform background checks every year for the employees.

Anderson has now been fired.

Park district officials say that it’s unfortunate that Anderson made a poor decision and his behavior does not reflect the rest of the department.

Clay Whittlesey/Fargo Parks District Recreation Director, “There is just a zero tolerance at the Fargo Parks District for something like this and this is unprecedented. I’ve been in this position for 25 years. I’ve never heard of this before happening. Obviously I’ve heard it with bus drivers and school systems and things like that, that this has happened, but we’ve never had anything like this.”

Borelli spoke with parents who were at the game and they say the parks district and police did a great job handling the situation, but they were never concerned for their children’s safety at the time of the event.




Skip to content