Elvis Returns To Set Record Straight

He's made a career out of pretending to be a superstar, but it's this Elvis impersonator's run-ins with the law, not his act, that's made him a television and internet sensation.

Now David Blaisdell, 65, says he's been cleared of all charges against him and just wants to set the record straight.

It was last March when Blaisdell dressed like Elvis and was walking down Nicholasville Rd. just before 8am.

He was on his way to a court appearence at the Jessamine County courthouse. Blaisdell says he's wore the outfit to gain attention, hoping someone would pick him up and give him a lift to the court house.

"It worked too, two young guys picked me up near the Fayette-Jessamine County line and took me to the courthouse,' said David Blaisdell.

Only problem, after being picked up and given a ride to the courthouse, a judge ruled him in contempt of court for being drunk.

"I was not drunk, and the breathalyzer they used, is illegal in Kentucky," said Blaisdell.

Blaisdell was in court for stalking and violating a protective order. Charges he again says have been dropped as well.

He says all the media attention has been tough on him as well as his family and some of it wasn't waranted.

"I'm happy people got some laughs out of it, but others took it too far and attacked my character and reported incorrect facts, just to make good TV," Blaisdell went on to say.

On Tuesday he was featured on 'Court TV' and his story is all over the internet and at one point was the number one search on YOUTUBE.

But aside from all the negative attention, Blaisdell says, it's not going to stop him from entertaining the world as, 'The King.'

"Elvis is awesome, I feel honored to even to be one of thousands who keep his life and music alive," Blaisell ended.

Jessamine County says there are no pending charges against Blaisdell.


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  • by k Location: pike on Sep 20, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    Some people will do anything to be seen. Just dont pay attention to him and he will go away.
  • by Hard Headed Woman ! Location: In the Ghetto on Sep 19, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    Elvis some people think "(you're the)DEVIL in DISGUISE." Don't worry you was " ALWAYS ON MY MIND." I'm glad that they didn't leave you out in the cold " KENTUCKY RAIN." They just had a " burning love" to be just like you.The guys in jail were all singing " LET ME BE YOUR TEDDY BEAR." Too bad you didn't get to go to " VIVA LAS VEGAS." At least you didn't end up in " HEARTBREAK HOTEL." In the end this will all be " MEMORIES." " IT'S NOW OR NEVER." Can't there just be " PEACE IN THE VALLEY."
  • by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2008 at 01:01 PM
    why would any one want to look like any one else for? well he dont look nothing like elvis
  • by Blue Suade Shoes Location: Viva Las Vegas on Sep 19, 2008 at 11:04 AM
    C'mon people, "Dont be cruel". He is just a "Hound Dog", "In the Ghetto". I'm sure he is "All shook up". He most certianly doesnt need to be in the "Jailhouse Rock" due to "Suspicous Minds". You hang in there Elvis... You ole "Hound Dog" Thank ya...Thank ya very much.
  • by I Believe Location: Hills of Graceland Ky. on Sep 18, 2008 at 11:48 PM
    I knew it..... I knew it..... ELVIS IS ALIVE!!!!
  • by lena Location: lexington on Sep 18, 2008 at 09:31 AM
    they need to leave elvis alone, he's not hurting anyone let the man be.... we love you elvis ,keep it up.
  • by Debbie Location: Lexington on Sep 18, 2008 at 06:32 AM
    I saw him on 'Court TV' I think he's great...People definitely are not giving him the benefit of the doubt...The only thing he's really guilty of, is entertaining and doing a good job of it...YOU GO ELVIS!
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Sep 18, 2008 at 06:20 AM
    Some people really need to get a life. This guy is a joke...I wonder what he'd be doing if Elvis never existed? Probably unemployed!
  • by Darlene Location: KY on Sep 18, 2008 at 05:22 AM
    Leave this man alone. He would come to continental when it was still there and entertain everyone. I never seen the man even drink when he was there. He seemed like a sweet, funny guy that everyone just adored. Keep ya head up David
  • by Robbie Location: Lexington on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:23 AM
    This is absurd. I have never seen the likes of so many people trying to be someone they're not. What a joke!!!
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