Rapper DMX arrested, accused of driving under the influence
CNN News Wire | 7/26/2013, 1:49 p.m.
Rapper DMX has found himself behind bars again, this time with a DUI charge.
Police in Greenville, South Carolina, pulled DMX over in a 1978 Plymouth station wagon on Thursday as he was driving erratically. DMX was given a field sobriety test and failed.
The rapper was accused of driving under the influence, driving without a license and driving without a seat belt.
DMX, formally known as Earl Simmons, has faced various criminal charges in the past, including probation violation, cocaine possession and animal cruelty.
Maricopa County authorities in Arizona said he was arrested five times after August 2007. That included a May 2008 arrest on drug and animal cruelty charges, when Simmons attempted to barricade himself inside his Cave Creek home, sheriff’s deputies said.
Simmons also ran into trouble while in prison, being placed on “lockdown status” and forced to eat only bread and water for “jailhouse infractions.” In February 2009, he threw a food tray in anger at a corrections officer, according to the sheriff’s office.
In 2010 he was sent to prison after violating his probation. Four days later DMX was admitted to the Flamenco Mental Health unit for an undisclosed disorder.
Lauren Russell | CNN