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Man found guilty of drunk Zamboni driving

 A man has been sentenced to 19 days in jail by a municipal court judge for driving a Zamboni while drunk during a high school hockey game on New Year's Eve.

Steven James Anderson faced a Class B misdemeanor driving under the influence charge after witnesses reported Anderson was driving the Zamboni erratically during a Fargo Davies girls hockey game against Williston at South Sports Arena.

Prosecutors said Anderson had a 0.314 percent blood-alcohol content that night.

Defense attorney Lindsey Haugen said Anderson wasn't guilty because North Dakota state law doesn't define a Zamboni as a vehicle.

The judge disagreed and found Anderson guilty after about an hourlong trial.

Anderson apologized in court for his actions.

Anderson was employed by the Fargo Park District at the time of the incident.

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