Authorities: Robby Knievel Arrested on DUI Charge

Buffalo Chip Campground August 2013 (KGFX Photo)


DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – The daredevil son of Evel Knievel has been arrested on a drunken driving charge in South Dakota.

Meade County Chief Deputy Tom Wilts told the Rapid City Journal that Robbie Knievel drove his motorhome into a couple of parked vehicles at the Buffalo Chip Campground, a popular spot during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Wilts says the incident Tuesday evening property damage. Knievel was stopped a later by a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper in Boulder Canyon and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Authorities say Knievel pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-offense DUI and was released with his driver’s license suspended for 30 days and fined about $600.

Kenievel’s spokeswoman, Charmaine Blake, tells The Associated Press in an email that Knievel had been drinking but denied he was intoxicated.

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