Actress and rapper Queen Latifah was arrested early this morning (Nov. 20) in Los Angeles for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, a California Highway Patrol official said. The hip-hop star/actor was driving on U.S. 101 in North Hollywood when she was stopped about 3:15 a.m. for making an unsafe lane change, Officer Alex Delgadillo said.
“Once she has made contact, they found that she was under the influence,” he said. “It was a routine arrest.”
The artist, who was driving a 2003 Cadillac Escalade, presented a valid New Jersey driver’s license bearing her given name, Dana Owens, and then failed a sobriety test, Delgadillo said. She was booked at the Police Department’s 77th Street station.
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