Robbie Knievel Arrested for DUI After Crash in Montana

Police say Knievel rear-ended a car, then fled the scene

By Molly Priddy

BUTTE — Robbie Knievel was charged with felony driving under the influence in Butte, Montana — the town his daredevil father Evel Knievel helped make famous.

Prosecutors say Knievel ran a red light Tuesday evening and rear-ended another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles. No one was injured.

Knievel, who is 52, also was charged with criminal endangerment, running a red light, leaving the scene and operating a vehicle without a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device.

The Montana Standard reports that Knievel did not enter a plea during his City Court appearance Wednesday He asked for a public defender. His next court appearance is set for May 21.

Knievel was to be released from jail on the condition that he submit to twice-daily alcohol screening or wear a bracelet that detects alcohol use.

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