Magician: Lighter Fluid to Blame
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.
from THE ASSOCIATED PRESS