A DUI charge does not necessarily have to involve alcohol, though many cases do. Driving under the influence can mean driving under the influence of any drug which affects your ability to drive. Whether the drug is legally prescribed or illicit, the charge is the same.
Rapper, reality star, and former member of Public Enemy Flavor Flav pleaded no-contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Las Vegas earlier this month. This is the second such plea in 14 days for similar charges in Nevada.
Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., admitted to having marijuana residue in his system when his car was stopped by police last May. This pleading comes after a similar pleading back on January 25th in Henderson, Nevada. That charged stemmed from police finding Drayton asleep in his vehicle on the side of the road.
The Las Vegas case stemmed from the Nevada Highway Patrol stopping Drayton for speeding on May 21st near McCarran International Airport. He was going 87 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. Zone.
In both the Henderson and the Las Vegas cases, Drayton was fined $685. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum also ordered Drayton to attend a victim impact panel and to complete drunken driving school.
The beleaguered rapper also pleaded guilty last October in Nassau County, New York to one count of aggravated unlicensed driving. He had been speeding to his mother’s funeral at the time he was stopped and charged by police.
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