Robbie Knievel completes stunt to celebrate sobriety

Oct 26, 2015 1:55 PM by News Staff

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel successfully jumped over 30 golf carts to celebrate sixth month of sobriety, but his friend says he slammed into a crash wall of hay bales.

The Montana Standard reports that Knievel jumped over the colorful, double-stacked golf carts in Palm Springs, California, on Saturday afternoon. The 53-year-old planned the stunt to celebrate his newfound sobriety following a DUI arrest in April.

His friend Kathy Faroni says Knievel was down for a moment after the crash but then got up, saluted the crowd and gave a short speech thanking his father, Butte native Evel Knievel.

Faroni says Knievel sent the ambulances away after hitting the wall.

Knievel couldn't be reached for comment Saturday night.

He pleaded guilty to the DUI in July.


Information from: The Montana Standard

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