Busta Rhymes Arrested For DWI In Manhattan
Rap star Busta Rhymes was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) this morning (May 3).
Police stopped a Yukon Denali driven by Rhymes on 51st Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan, because the tint on the SUV's windows was too dark.
Officers allegedly smelled alcohol on Rhymes' breath and the rapper was arrested for DWI and booked at the 28th St. precinct in New York.
The rapper is still in police custody and is expected to stand in front of a judge this evening.
Rhymes 34, was also arrested on Feb. 22 for driving in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.
That incident caused a judge to withdraw a plea offer that would have allowed Rhymes to avoid jail time for two assault charges levied against him.
Rhymes, born Trevor Smith, is due to stand trial on May 8, for allegedly assaulting his former driver during a dispute over back pay.
In another incident, the superstar rapper is accused of assaulting a fan who allegedly spit on his Maybach in Manhattan, after an Aug. 2006 performance on Randall's Island.
Rhymes is facing more than a year in jail for each assault charge.
Police still seek to question Busta Rhymes about the unsolved murder of his bodyguard and longtime friend, Israel Ramirez.
Ramirez was gunned down in Feb. 2006, during the video shoot for Rhymes' hit single "Touch It (Remix)."
Police allege that Rhymes was one of several witnesses to the shooting and claim that the rapper refuses to cooperate with the investigation.
Rhymes and his alleged lack of cooperation with the murder investigation was recently featured on 60 Minutes, during an infamous segment about "snitching" featuring rapper Cam'ron.