Drunk Driving Laws Doesn’t Apply To A Zamboni in NJ

storyzamboni.jpegNEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — 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, New Jersey, told police the machine was speeding and nearly crashed into the boards.

Police said Peragallo’s blood alcohol level was 0.12 percent. A level of 0.08 is considered legally drunk in New Jersey.


I wonder what Barry would think of this?

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One Response to Drunk Driving Laws Doesn’t Apply To A Zamboni in NJ

  1. Doug says:

    When I was working in Arkansas last month someone told me a guy got arrested while driving a riding mower. It seems he ran out of beer and wanted to get more but he didn’t want to get behind the wheel of his car for fear of DWI. As it turns out the law applies to lawn mowers as well.

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