Slipknot: Paul Gray Update
At 3:45PM on Sunday 1st June, Gray’s 2001 red Porsche smashed into a car driven by Yvette Rochon at the junction of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Carpenter Avenue in Gray’s home town of Des Moines, Iowa.
Rochon said Gray tried to exchange contact details with her, “but I couldn’t read it. He tried again but I still couldn’t understand it. Then he tried to write me a cheque, but my husband gave it to police. I don’t know how much it was for. He said he had to get to rehearsal and that he was a rock-something.”
Gray told her he was on medication and that his “brakes were out” after he ran a red light and smashed into her vehicle. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital because of his “impaired balance, slurred speech and extremely sleepy and dull behaviour” says the Police report. Gray was then taken to Polk County Jail.
Gray consented to a urine test, and if it comes back positive, it could increase the severity of his charges and add counts of driving while intoxicated. He was freed after posting $4,300 for bail on Sunday evening and is due in court on 10th June.
Gray’s management are yet to issue an official statement.