Rapper Flavor Flav arrested in Las Vegas with marijuana, alcohol in car

May 22, 2015 04:18

Rap star Flavor Flav was arrested on Thursday in Las Vegas on suspicion of driving under the influence, after he was pulled over for speeding and was found with marijuana and an open container of alcohol in his BMW, a Nevada state trooper said.

Flavor Flav, who rose to fame in the 1980s as a rapper with the politically oriented group Public Enemy, was traveling 73 miles per hour [117 kph] in a 45-mile-per-hour [72-kph] zone on Interstate 15 when he was stopped shortly after midnight, said Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Loy Hixson.

The 56-year-old rapper, who was born William Drayton Jr., was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, marijuana possession, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, driving with a suspended vehicle registration and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Hixson said.

He posted bail of $7,000 to be released from jail later on Thursday, Hixson said.

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