No boyeee!!! Clock-necklaced rapper, reality star, and former fried chicken restauranteur Flavor Flav was back behind bars today after a Nevada Highway Patrolman pulled him over for speeding down the freeway in Las Vegas just after midnight.
According to police, the 56-year-old Flav (real name William Drayton Jr.) was clocked doing 73 mph in a 45 mph zone on an Interstate 15 frontage road before later being clocked again doing 87 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Loy Hixson says Flav was determined to be driving under the influence.
Never one to do anything halfway, Flavor Flav was also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession; having an open container of alcohol; and driving on a suspended license with a suspended registration.
Flavor Flav was booked at the Clark County Detention Center early Thursday morning. This afternoon the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Flav had posted the $7,000 bail and was expected to be released soon. Vikelink still shows him being in custody, but a search of current inmates of Clark County Detention Center does not include a William Drayton Jr.
Flav’s attorney, Kristina Wildeveld, was contacted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, but, at the time, all she could say was: “I don’t know enough yet to comment on anything.”
As fans of Flavor Flav surely know, he is no stranger to police booking cameras. Here are some of his former run-ins with the law, as well as one of our favorite Photoshop images of all time–let’s say it’s in honor of Throwback Thursday!
January 10, 2014 Flavor Flav arrested en route to mom’s funeral
October 17, 2012 Flavor Flav arrested for assault with a deadly weapon
May 2, 2011 Flavor Flav arrested in Las Vegas
February 2, 2010 Flavor Flavatar movie poster