City prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges today (May 4) against Eve stemming from a traffic accident in Hollywood, Calif., last week. The rapper/actress (real name Jihan Jeffers) was charged with dri

City prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges today (May 4) against Eve stemming from a traffic accident in Hollywood, Calif., last week. The rapper/actress (real name Jihan Jeffers) was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or above, and failure to provide proof of insurance, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.

The charges stem from an April 26 arrest in which officers stopped Eve at 2:40 a.m. after her car struck a raised concrete center median on Hollywood Boulevard. A breath test showed her blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit, Mateljan said.

Eve, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned May 17. She faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Mateljan said a statutory minimum sentence would include a minimum of three years probation, a fine of at least $390 and an alcohol education program, among other DUI-related conditions.

Phone messages left for Eve's publicist and attorney were not immediately returned.


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