The city of Montreal, Canada, has shown that it takes drinking — or even just carrying — alcohol on the job while using city equipment very seriously.
It’s fired an employee of almost 30 years who was found with an open can of beer while driving a snowplow.
Police stopped the 57-year-old worker after receiving a call from a passerby.
Officers found an open can of beer in the plow, according to CBC News.
The driver passed a breathalyzer test, however the officers issued him a ticket for $438 for possessing open alcohol in a motor vehicle.
The city suspended the worker with pay. Then the downtown borough council of Ville-Marie voted unanimously to fire the employee.
The city has fired other municipal workers for drinking while using city equipment over the years.
In 2003, a worker was fired for driving his snowplow through a red light and hitting another vehicle.
The union and the borough are negotiating the terms of the man’s dismissal.