Flo Rida arrested in South Beach, charged with DUI
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Flo Rida was arrested Thursday in Miami’s South Beach and charged with driving under the influence after officers spotted his car being driven erratically about 3:45 a.m. and pulled him over in a $1.7-million Bugatti.
The rapper, real name Tramar Dillard, failed a field sobriety test, police said in their report. After his second attempt at trying to walk a straight line, the rapper said, ‘Officers, I can’t do this. I don’t feel I can walk a straight line. I had a few drinks. Let’s try another test. I live on the other side of the bridge. I can make it home,’ according to the report.
A large crowd that had gathered around the arrest pleaded with officers to let the 31-year-old go, with one fan offering to give him a ride home. Police didn’t go for it.
‘He had a blood alcohol level of .185, which is well over the legal limit,’ a Miami Beach Police Department spokeswoman said. Photos obtained by TMZ show the rapper drinking at a birthday party at nightclub Dream prior to his arrest.
Flo Rida was charged with DUI and driving with a license that had been suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket. The ‘Low’ and ‘Right Round’ singer was released Thursday afternoon on $2,000 bail -- leaving jail with a T-shirt hiding his face from cameras, TMZ said.
A judge signed an order allowing him to fly Thursday night to Bangkok, Thailand, to perform several concerts, said his lawyer Christopher Lyons. The order requires Flo Rida to return June 16.
-- Christie D’Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.