Singer Bobby Rydell involved in crash

August 18, 2009 6:22:11 PM PDT
Bobby Rydell gives Action News his side of the story. Lower Merion police say Rydell was taken into custody after he failed a field sobriety test.

However, he has not been charged with DUI, pending toxicology results.

Police say Rydell drove over a clay fixture, before hitting some bushes and this stone retaining wall.

Rydell's Bentley came to a stop when he hit the building of the Jai Yoga Center in the 700 block of Montgomery Avenue.

The studio owner Erica Taxin-Bleznek says she's thankful no one was injured.

"When we finally got him to the driveway and out of the debris he thought he was not sure if he had hit one of us, he seemed really out of it," Txin-Bleznek said.

Rydell told Action News by phone this afternoon that quote "I did have a couple of drinks at lunch, but don't think that I was impaired."

He also said he was being tailgated when he drove over the bushes. Rydell was best known as a teen idol in the 60's.


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