Flavor Flav Arrested in Las Vegas on Suspicion of DUI

by Zach Seemayer 12:45 AM PDT, May 22, 2015
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Flavor Flav was arrested after police in Las Vegas pulled the Public Enemy rapper over for speeding, and allegedly found the star in possession of marijuana and an open container of alcohol, according to The Associated Press.

Nevada Highway Patrol spokesperson Loy Hixson says the 56-year-old performer -- whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. -- was pulled over for driving 73 mph in a 45 mph zone near McCarran International Airport.

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In addition to allegedly speeding and being in possession of marijuana and an open container of booze, Flavor Flav was also reportedly driving on a suspended license and vehicle registration. He was arrested on six charges, and has since posted bail.

This is the latest in a long line of legal troubles the rapper has run into in recent years, including a felony charge of driving with a suspended license in New York which he's still facing.

He also pled guilty during a domestic violence case in March 2014 after threatening his longtime girlfriend's son with a knife. He agreed to counseling and probation and the charges were reduced.