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Rapper was released in time to attend his mother's funeral

Public Enemy's Flava Flav arrested on driving offences

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Public Enemy's Flavor Flav has been arrested for driving with a suspended licence.

The rapper was caught driving with a suspended licence by New York State troopers in Long Island on Thursday morning (January 9), reports Billboard.

A statement from the New York State Police reports that Flava Flav was stopped for driving 24 miles per hour over the speed limit at around 9:30 am yesterday. The suspensions on his licence – 16 in total – were revealed following a routine check. Police also found a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested for Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and traffic violations.

Flava Flav was released in order to attend the funeral of his mother, Anna Drayton, who died on December 31, 2013. Flav – real name William Drayton – paid tribute to his mother on Twitter, where he wrote: "I'm gonna miss her… She lived a good life."

Flava Flav spent nine weeks in jail for driving on a suspended license and for unpaid parking tickets in 2002.

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