Teairra Mari Arrested for DUI & Accused of Assault: Report

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Aug. 19 - Singer Teairra Mari was arrested in Beverly Hills for drunk driving. Although she admitted to the offense, the singer denied that she also assaulted a police officer, as was initially reported.

Update: A day after being arrested for drunk driving, Teairra Mari releases an official statement, apologizing for the incident, according to Rap-Up.

Let me start by saying that this is a very embarrassing moment for me, I know that I've disappointed so many people including myself. I take full responsibility for my actions, but I absolutely did NOT "attack" a Beverly Hills police officer and I'm very confused by those allegations. I did have drinks and I misjudged the situation by driving myself home. I want to apologize to those that I endangered that night and also to the people that I've let down. I hope that this situation can save someone from making the dumb decision to drink and drive!

Teairra Mari

Earlier this morning (August 19), Teairra Marí, born Teairra Marquisha Thomas, was arrested in Beverly Hills for drunk driving after crashing her car and assaulting a police officer, according to TMZ.

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The 23 year old R&B singer was driving a silver Infiniti around Beverly ills, CA around 3 AM PST when she "rear-ended the car in front of her."

Police "observed 'signs of intoxication' from Teairra" and continued to arrest her for a DUI, sources tell TMZ. As she was being handcuffed Teairra was "combative" and resulted in a police officer suffering a "minor cut" on his hand.

Teairra Marí was in custody and held on $50,000 bail till being released at 1:10 pm PST today, according to Rap-Up.