Don’t Drink and Drive, Just ask Zamboni Driver Adam Patterson of Portland, ME in the Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland, ME rarely makes headlines or the national news and I am sure the mayor wishes it had not for the following story. 25 year old Adam Patterson was arrested on OUI/DUI charges for operating a Zamboni while intoxicated. Would not that really be ZUI?
Patterson was charged with operating under the influence, burglary, criminal mischief and violation of bail conditions. Does it get any more embarrassing than driving a Zamboni while intoxicating? Bail condition? Prior record? What a shock! Just another example out there to everyone … Don’t Drink and Drive!
A Portland man faces charges of drunk driving and burglary after police found him atop an idling Zamboni inside the Cumberland County Civic Center this morning.
Firefighters and police were called to the civic center at 2 a.m. for a fire alarm. It turns out someone had been driving a forklift inside the facility and had hit a sprinkler line, damaging the system and setting off the alarm.
Officers investigating the damage found Adam Patterson, 25, sitting on the Zamboni which was running but not moving. He appeared extremely intoxicated, police said. There were signs that the building had been broken into, police said.