DMX Arrested: Rep Claims It's Not True

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DMX was allegedly pulled over on suspicion of DUI in South Carolina this morning and arrested, bringing his record to over a dozen offenses.

The rapper was picked up by a highway patrolman around 3 a.m., but was reportedly released a little after 4. His rep says he was let go after he passed a breathalyzer test.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was last arrested in South Carolina in February, when he was pulled over for driving without a license. That time, he had his 5-month old daughter in the car with him. He had so many previous offenses in the state that there was a threat of jail time, but he said he would rather pay the fines he'd accrued than do time. Instead, he was made to wait for five hours in a detention center.

“When I could have just paid the money right there on the spot,” Simmons said at the time. “Basically it was just five hours wasted for nothing. I don’t have a court date or a court appearance.”

The rapper's publicist, Domenick Nati, says the whole thing is getting blown out of proportion and that tales of a DUI are false.

"Allegations about DMX being arrested for drunk driving are false. He was arrested early this morning but quickly released. X was given a breathalyzer test and easily passed it. He is back at his home in South Carolina and we are continuing our focus on his upcoming album and acting roles."

Amanda Crum
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