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Jumper Bloom – Magician: Lighter Fluid to Blame

Jumper Bloom
Magician:  Lighter Fluid to Blame

                                        Magician

                              drunken-driving defendant

                                        swears

he wasn’t drinking firewater.

But he did eat fire.

                                        says he had just taught a fire-
                                        eating class in Hollywood

when he was pulled
                over by police in 1999 for driving
without his headlights on
                and going 55 mph
                in a 35 mph zone.

Police said he

                was not carrying a license,

                                        his eyes were bloodshot,
he could not stand

                  there was “an odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage.”

 

                                    A breath test measured his blood alcohol
at twice the legal limit.

 

                                      But the 32-year-old magician will
argue at his April 12 trial

 

                                that it wasn’t liquor that was detected; it
was three types of lighter fluid.

 

          The defense has worked before.

 


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