Scantily clad Florida stuntman causes $10K in DUI damage

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 13:11 EDT
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Grady Bishop after DUI accident
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A 51-year-old Florida stuntman drunkenly crashed his pickup truck into three cars, light poles and a parking meter in downtown Orlando early Wednesday morning while wearing a white cropped top and short-shorts ensemble that left startlingly little to the imagination. According Central Florida’s WFTV Channel 9, Grady Bishop of Winter Springs, Florida was taken into custody by police and booked into the Orange County Jail.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that police were responding to a report of hit-and-run damage to three vehicles in the area of S. Orange Street and W. Church Street at about 3:00 a.m. when they heard a loud crash from the adjacent block. When they arrived on the scene, they found Bishop’s truck broken down in the middle of an intersection, having left a trail of damage estimated to total about $10,000.

Bishop, who owns Winter Springs’ Extreme Stunt and Driving Team, was handcuffed and taken into custody. He nearly fell down twice in the process of taking field sobriety tests and failed to follow police instructions. Officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Bishop and that his speech was slurred. When tested,  his blood alcohol level registered at .191. In Florida, a driver is considered to be intoxicated when their blood alcohol level reaches .08.

[image used by permission of WFTV]

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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