TMZ: Ex-WWE Star Investigated for DUI After Bloody Crash
May 9, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Former WWE superstar Shane Helms — aka “The Hurricane” — is at the center of a drunk driving investigation after a BRUTAL motorcycle crash on Thursday that left him and his girlfriend broken and battered.
According to the police report obtained by TMZ … a witness told cops Helms was driving home from a restaurant in Smithfield, North Carolina around 9:15 PM — with his GF on the bike — when he blew through a stop sign, lost control and “drove straight through the metal chain link fence.”
Cops say one of the witnesses told officers he was hanging out with Helms at a local restaurant minutes before the crash and said he “was sure” Helms had been drinking there.
Helms and his GF were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for multiple broken bones and other injuries.
Law enforcement sources tell us officers took a blood sample from Helms at the hospital to check his blood alcohol level at the time of the crash … but it could take several months to get the results back.
So far, we’re told an investigation is underway … but no charges have been filed against Helms.