Robbie Knievel’s DUI arrest in Butte, Montana, unfortunately has years of history behind the crime. In the past, Evel Knievel’s son has admitted he is a “frickin’ drinking, driving daredevil” and now this newest “stunt” resulted in a four-vehicle pile-up.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Robbie Knievel was arrested on DUI charges while driving his motor home back in 2013.
The 52-year-old daredevil was booked on a felony complaint of drunken driving late Tuesday night while he was in Butte, Montana, a town that Evel Knievel helped make famous. According to Butte police, Knievel was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon at high speed when he rear-ended a Honda Accord at Dewey Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. The car accident propelled the Honda forward, and it hit a Ford Taurus, which in turn struck a Hummer.
Although no one was injured in the four-vehicle pileup, Robbie Knievel fled the scene of the accident in his GMC. The car was found parked two blocks away and Knievel was seen walking down the street.
When Butte police spoke to Knievel, he admitted he had been driving and he had a bloody lip, presumably from the car accident. According to the Missoulian, police alleged that Knievel had the smell of alcohol on his breath, but the daredevil refused to take a breathalyzer and also could not complete some of the field sobriety tests due to the bloody lip.
In response, police had a blood sample taken after receiving a search warrant. Knievel was cited for felony DUI and was booked into a detention center, where he remains as of this publishing. According to Fox News, Robbie Knievel should remain in jail until his initial appearance in Justice Court. Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich says Evel Knievel’s son invoked his rights to an attorney, but did not give a name.
In the past, Robbie Knievel’s DUI arrests were based upon his blood-alcohol level measuring at 0.228, which is about three times the legal limit in Montana. Shortly after the 2013 incident, Robbie called into a TMZ Live radio show to explain his actions, and admitted he was an alcoholic.
“I’m a frickin’ drinking, driving daredevil. I ride motorcycles and I friggin’ drink and ride … that’s my deal,” Knievel said at the time. “I have an alcohol problem. I’m a cowboy. I’m not a redneck. But I love whiskey … I shouldn’t be drinking and driving ’cause I could kill somebody … and you know what, it would be better if I killed myself.”