The former Death Row Records boss was picked up by police in LA after failing to attend court earlier this year

Former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight has been arrested by US authorities after being stopped for driving erratically in the early hours of this morning (September 11).

Knight was stopped by Los Angeles police just outside of Beverly Hills at 12.30am as his truck had no license plates and was straddling two lanes, reports TMZ. Police found that he was sober, but he was subsequently arrested for failing to appear at a court date earlier this year.

Knight, who was sentenced to 36 months probation for driving on a suspended license, was due in court in February to answer two cases which also involved driving on a suspended license, but he failed to appear.

The rap mogul had two bench warrants out against him, meaning police could arrest him on sight. He was released from jail earlier today after posting $20,000 (£12,653) in bail money.

Last year Knight was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of marijuana. Police in Las Vegas had spotted him changing lanes and making a turn without signalling properly and, during a search, was found with less than an ounce in marijuana.

Knight has twice been pulled up on charges of driving on a suspended license, and was also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in May 2010, when the rap mogul was picked up by police after allegedly pointing a gun at someone then leaving the scene by car.