Rapper Sean Combs was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license after police pulled him over while he was riding a scooter along Miami's South Beach strip. Police pulled Combs over Sa

Rapper Sean Combs was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license after police pulled him over while he was riding a scooter along Miami's South Beach strip. Police pulled Combs over Saturday night for making an illegal lane change, said Miami Beach Police Sgt. Peter Bitume.

A driver's license check showed Combs' license was suspended, so he was arrested and released 20 minutes later after he signed a promise to appear in court, Bitume said. The charge is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 and possibly jail time, Bitume said.

Combs' spokesperson said yesterday (April 15) that the rapper's license appeared to be suspended because of a paperwork delay. "Due to the holiday weekend, paperwork that was processed in New York regarding his license had yet to reach the national system," the spokesperson said. "It's as simple as that."

The spokesperson said she believes Combs' license was suspended because of a parking fine, but she didn't know when it happened. "He just found out about it last week and as soon as he heard about it, he took care of it," she said.

Combs was acquitted last month of bribery and weapons charges stemming from a shooting at a New York nightclub in which three people were injured. Jamal "Shyne Barrow," a member of his entourage who was convicted of first-degree assault, is scheduled to be sentenced today (April 16).

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