In a recent report from People magazine, rapper Flavor Flav was officially issued a DUI this week, following his May arrest in Las Vegas.
Flav, whose birth name is William Jonathan Drayton, was pulled over for going 87 mph in a 65 mph zone, and was arrested for the suspicion of marijuana possession, DUI with an open container, having a suspended vehicle registration and having a suspended license. He was charged officially with speeding, having an open container and driving under the influence. State laws dictate that any BAC level above .08 constitutes impaired driving.
While more than 1.4 million people are arrested every year for a DUI first offense, Drayton has been arrested on similar charges before. In January of 2014, he was charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding, and marijuana possession. While rumors are circulating that the rapper was also in possession of cocaine, there has been no confirmation by police.
After first gaining fame as part of the group Public Enemy, he rapper later developed a cult following with his early 2000s hit TV show Flavor of Love, which documented Drayton’s search to find his perfect girl.
The Associated Press reports that Drayton’s lawyers could not be reached for contact.
Drayton was not the only celebrity to make headlines for a DUI this month. US magazine described actor John Stamos’s decision to check himself into rehab following a DUI. They say that “Stamos, 51, was pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department. According to a media release at the time, officers suspected a ‘possible medical condition’ and transported him to a local hospital.”
Stamos reached out to his fans on Twitter, thanking them for their support. Stamos is supposed to be in production for Fuller House, the self-produced continuation series of the hit program Full House. The actor has stated that his choice to enter a rehab program was to focus on his health and ensure the continued success of the new show.