So, 20 minutes after posting about the Zamboni DUI, another news story came across my desk — about a woman arrested yesterday in Alabama for riding a horse under the influence. So much for the brief moment of reason….
Archive for April 4th, 2007
A brief, shining moment of reason in the War on Drunk Driving:
Zamboni Operator Can't be Charged with
Drunk Driving, Judge Rules
Newark, NJ. April 3 (AP) – It's not drunken driving in New Jersey if it involves a Zamboni.
A judge ruled the four-ton ice rink-grooming machines arenâ€™t motor vehicles because they aren't useable on highways and canâ€™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…
Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Dâ€™Onofrio said no decision had been made on whether to appeal.