Nick Fairley Arrested for DUI

Robbie Knievel has been arrested in Butte, Montana, on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. Police report that during the evening hours on Tuesday, April 21, Knievel allegedly caused an accident when he rear-ended a Honda while speeding. Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash.

Knievel Refused Breath Test

The undersheriff of Butte said that Knievel did not remain at the scene of the accident; however, police found him walking about a block away from the wreck. Police said they smelled alcohol on his breath and that he had a bloody lip. He allegedly admitted to officers that he was driving. He was not able to complete some of his field sobriety tests. Officers had to get a search warrant for Knievel's blood after he reportedly refused to take a breath test. The 52-year-old stuntman was booked into the detention center on a felony DUI charge, where he reportedly still remains. According to sources, he was supposed to make an initial appearance in court on Wednesday, April 22.

Knievel Pleaded Guilty to DUI in South Dakota in 2013

This is not the first time Knievel has been arrested for DUI. He pleaded guilty to the charge in South Dakota. He was arrested after he crashed into two motor homes at the Buffalo Chip Campground. His blood alcohol concentration that night was reportedly .228, which is almost triple the legal limit. He paid almost $600 in fines, had a 30-day suspension on his driver’s license and was sentenced to jail -– although that part of the sentence was suspended. He reportedly told one media outlet after his arrest in 2013 that he was a "frickin' drinking, driving daredevil" and that he has an alcohol problem.

Charges for drunk driving can have a substantial effect on someone's career, family life and social relationships. Besides losing driving privileges, a conviction can mean significant fines and even time in jail. Subsequent drunk driving charges can increase the penalties. An attorney experienced in defending against drunk driving charges can examine the evidence, including police and witness reports, as well as look for violations of a client’s rights.

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