Suspended License Grounds Knievel Sobriety Jump

Jump supposed to celebrate sobriety after fourth DUI

By Molly Priddy

BUTTE — A suspended license is grounding Robbie Knievel’s jump over 26 cars to celebrate his newfound sobriety following a fourth DUI arrest.

The Montana Standard reports the jump was planned over a Butte bar, but was moved over insurance concerns. County officials say the Evel Knievel Days festival committee failed to secure liability insurance for the new jump planned over 26 cars, and that the stunt cannot occur on any public street.

Knievel says he’s disappointed and that “this Evel Knievel Days is just going down the drain.”

A new committee was formed to put on the festival last year when conflicts arose between the previous organizers and the Knievel family.

Festival organizer Austin James says he hopes Knievel will be able to perform at the festival next year.

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