Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Maine man faces OUI charge atop Zamboni

PORTLAND, Maine—A Portland man faces a drunken driving charge after police found him aboard an idling Zamboni inside the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Police and firefighters were alerted by an alarm at about 2 a.m. Tuesday that somebody was inside the arena, which is home to the Portland Pirates hockey team.

Police officers discovered 22-year-old Adam Patterson attempting to operate the Zamboni, which had crashed into a wall inside the civic center's storage area.

Police say Patterson appeared to be intoxicated, and that he had also operated two fork lifts and damaged a sprinkler system, interior walls and a hockey net. Patterson was charged with operating under the influence, burglary, criminal mischief and violation of bail conditions. "LINK"

Not only a functional drunk but so functional of a drunk that he shows up for work. Adam is such a stellar empolyee that we was willing to help out the fork lift boys and as an added plus he can the sprinkler repair boys something to do during this economic slow down. alchol the great equalizer and material provider.

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