“This definitely woke me up. Coming from a “Jackass,” I recommend to everybody, don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Just don’t,” Bam Margera said Monday on 93.3 WMMR’s Preston & Steve show.
His wake up call of course was the death last week of his best friend and “Jackass” co-star Ryan Dunn, killed after crashing into a tree while drunkenly driving his Porsche approximately 130 m.p.h. on Rt. 322 in West Goshen.
“Whenever you’re drunk you think you’re not. If you even drink at all, don’t get behind the wheel,” said Margera, who sent mixed messages on the radio show as a few minutes earlier, he told Preston & Steve that “I would never drink and drive from now on. I might have a beer or two or whatever but I would never officially drink and drive.”
Last week Margera attacked film critic Roger Ebert for tweeting “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive,” hours after Dunn’s death was reported. Margera attacked Ebert again yesterday on the radio show without acknowledging that Ebert was right, even if his comments seemed too soon and hurtful.
Margera admitted Dunn was “always a full-blown nut in a car,” and that on one Lamborghini race “I had to hold both handles tensing up the whole time cause he drives like such a maniac.”
The Chester County skateboarder turned daredevil, Margera, said he thought his cell phone was going to explode from so many text messages of sympathy including one from Brad Pitt.
Margera said he’s not sure about the fate of “Moustache Riders,” a film planned for him, Dunn, Johnny Knoxville and Willie Nelson but he hopes to still make it with another actor.