Robbie Knievel, Daredevil Evel's Son, Not Sorry About DUI Arrest

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Friday, 09 Aug 2013 11:30 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Robbie Knievel, the daredevil son of stunt performer Evel Knievel, was arrested for a DUI Tuesday in South Dakota, but says he's not sorry and has no plans to stop drinking.

"I'm a friggin' drinking, driving daredevil," Knievel, 51, told TMZ. "I ride motorcycles and I friggin' drink and ride… that's my deal."

"I have an alcohol problem," he continued. "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."

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Knievel was arrested Tuesday evening outside the Buffalo Chip campground in Sturgis, S.D., after police responded to a report that Knievel had driven his RV into two others, the Washington Times reported.

Witnesses said the daredevil "smashed into two other motor home units on the property, breaking a mirror and a bumper, and then tore out of the property without stopping," according to TMZ.

Police found him in a nearby parking lot, texting in the front seat with the motor running. He blew a .228 on a Breathalyzer test — nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

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Knievel was booked and released. His license was suspended for 30 days and he's been ordered to pay nearly $600 in fines, according to TMZ.

The younger Knievel has completed more than 350 motorcycle stunt jumps and broken at least 20 records. He began working with his father in stunt shows when he was 8-years-old and, by the age of 12, both he and his father would go on tour. The father-son duo split after Robbie Knievel decided he wanted to attempt lengthier jumps.

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