DMX Due In Court On Traffic Charges
Rap star DMX has again been charged with traffic infractions, this time after being pulled over in downtown White Plains, N.Y.Rap star DMX has again been charged with traffic infractions, this time after being pulled over in downtown White Plains, N.Y.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was stopped Friday afternoon for driving his 2001 Chevy Suburban at unreasonable speeds and making unsafe lane changes, Deputy Commissioner Daniel Jackson of the White Plains police said.
Once he was stopped, police found he was not wearing a seat belt and did not have a driver's license, Jackson said. The 35-year-old rapper was ticketed and told to come to court on June 16.
Last year, DMX served 70 days in jail for violating his parole following a 2004 incident in which he posed as an undercover federal agent and crashed his SUV through a security gate at Kennedy International Airport.
A week after he pleaded guilty in that incident, state police accused him of driving over 100 mph on Interstate 684 in North Castle, in Westchester County.
DMX also had a recent problem with another mode of transportation. Last month, he was arrested in London after allegedly refusing to put on a seat belt and becoming abusive on a flight from New York.
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