Wife of rap artist arrested on DUI

Times Staff Writer

The wife of Grammy-nominated rap artist Snoop Dogg was arrested in Fullerton early Saturday on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.

Shante Broadus, 32, was stopped by police near Highland and Orangethorpe avenues about 12:15 a.m. and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, said Fullerton Police Lt. Craig Brower.

Broadus, a resident of Sherman Oaks, was taken to Fullerton City Jail, where she was booked, issued a citation to appear in court and released, Brower said.

He said Broadus would appear in court next month.


Brower could not comment on why officers stopped Broadus, the vehicle she was driving or whether other people were in the vehicle.

Broadus and Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., have been married since June 1997.

The couple have three children.