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Flavor Flav arrested for driving sans license, with marijuana to mom's funeral

Flavor Flav arrested for driving sans license, with marijuana en route to funeral
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Flavor Flav is a trending figure in top news searches today not for his rapping or latest reality show, but having been arrested for driving sans his license and in possession of marijuana this week en route to his mom’s funeral. The celebrity figure was pulled over by state police initially for speeding, then ticketed for not carrying his license and having pot on his person. WonderWall offers fans of Flavor Flav the latest details on his arrest this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

While Flavor Flav has stayed relatively out of the limelight recently, he was suddenly thrust back as a public point of discussion this week after getting ticketed and arrested on charges of speeding, driving without a valid license, and having a minor amount of marijuana with him in suburban New York. The rapper (whose lesser-known birth name is actually William Drayton), was said to be driving almost 80 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone this Thursday morning, cruising down Meadowbrook Parkway.

According to local police, Flavor Flav was found to have a full 16 suspensions on his license at the time of his arrest, and was carrying a small amount of marijuana with him in his car. The former rapper and reality TV star was on his way to his mom’s funeral when he was pulled over.

Officials allowed Flavor Flav to be released with only an appearance ticket at the time so he would not have to miss his mother’s funeral. The Flav’s mom passed away late on Dec. 31, 2013. The past “Flavor of Love” star will now have to appear in court over the matter this Jan. 28. As of Saturday morning, his attorney has not yet provided an official statement on his client’s arrest or the charges themselves.

Aside from his TV celebrity status, Flavor Flav is also known for being a member of Public Enemy, which was formally welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last year.

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