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Tailing the Komets

Billy Elvis will no longer work Komets games

After he was arrested  early Jan. 1 and charged with drinking and driving and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, local radio personality Billy Elvis will no longer serve as the Komets' fill-in in-house crowd announcer, Komets Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Scott Sproat said Wednesday night.

Elvis, who's real name is Christopher Durkee, has filled in for regular in-house announcer Wade Weaver on several times during recent seasons.

According to WANE, Elvis faces a felony charge of Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated: Prior Conviction, along with misdemeanor charges of pot possession and paraphernalia possession.  He was also cited for Failure to signal for Turn or Lane Change.


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Jeremy Enright
Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:41am

Thank God! The fake Elvis has finally left the building....
Glad he got caught. That's one less idiot on the road that good people no longer have to fear getting killed by.
Yes, I'm being harsh. No, I'm not sorry. Too many of you are good people who have good kids. He put you all in danger of never being able to tuck your children into bed ever again. Screw him.

Primeval Forest Primate (formally JM)
Thu, 01/05/2012 - 1:30pm

But He's Billy Elvis.

Lol.. I can't believe he thought the angry cop was going to care.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 2:21pm

Right on, Jeremy. The guy is a total tool.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 2:24pm

Oh man...those classic words. "Don't you know who I am?" Hilarious. Not trying to make light of the fact that he was drunk and high when he got pulled over, at 5am on a Sunday night/Monday morning. I know it was New Year's Day, but still. If you're wasted, call a cab or a friend.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 6:22pm

If they need another fill in I will do it. Just call me Steven Slash or Bobby Gaga.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 8:14pm

I will take the job. Bre Weezy :)

Kelly Smith
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 12:51pm

Another media bigshot tries to pull the celebrity card to get out of trouble. Too bad Billy Boy doesn't live in LA where that seems to work. Of course, he pulled the classic "but the stuff isn't mine!" ploy. Billy, you need to know that drug possession does not mean that the stuff was financially owned (personally bought by you from a dealer or given to you by someone who had it as a favor) by you. It means that it was found on your body, in the pockets of your clothes and in property that you own, regardless of whether you paid for the stuff, was put in your pocket by someone at the bar or a friend left it in your car/house. That didn't work for my brother in the 70's and it still doesn't work today.

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 2:49pm

Elvis isn't the first personality in Fort Wayne to try this stuff. Several people from both Channel 21 and 15 on tv have had multiple issue, and I personally witnessed another news personality throw a beer bottle onto the ice at a Komets game during the playoffs a few years back. Sheriff cut him a break though because of who he was and didn't haul him out. It's not just in LA where "celebs" get a bigger break than the rest of us. I'm not condoning any of his actions whatsoever, but he definitely isn't the first and won't be the last.