Robbie Knievel has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Butte, Montana – the town his daredevil father Evel Knievel helped make famous. The daredevil was not quite so daring as he fled the scene – but his car was found a short time later:
Knievel, 52, was speeding in an SUV on Tuesday evening when he rear-ended a Honda, causing a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles, police said. No one was injured.
After the crash, Knievel drove off but his car was found nearby and he was seen walking about a block away, according to Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich.
Officers noticed that he had a bloody lip and smelled of alcohol, but he refused to perform a breath test and so officers got a search warrant to take a blood sample, the Montana Standard reported.
Knievel was booked into jail. On Wednesday, he made his initial appearance in Justice Court.
He has been in the area, where he has family, for a couple of weeks, authorities said.
Skuletich says Knievel invoked his rights to an attorney but didn’t give officers a name.
The son of the famous daredevil Evel Knievel has previously admitted to being an alcoholic and pleaded guilty to DUI in South Dakota in August 2013. The sad tale of repeated offenses make me only hope he can get the counseling and treatment he needs to be a functional part of society.
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