Rapper Flavor Flav must return to his native New York City to address charges in his speeding case, which has been postponed until May 16, his lawyer said Tuesday.
The reality TV star appeared in a Nassau County court Tuesday to face charges from an arrest on Jan. 9, but the case was postponed.
According to police, Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was speeding and driving without a license, which is a felony, on the Meadowbrook Parkway on Long Island on the way to his mother’s funeral.
Drayton, 55, told reporters as he entered a Nassau County courtroom on Tuesday that he hoped to resolve the case. Drayton said that flights from Las Vegas, where he currently resides, to New York City were costly.
His attorney, Indji Bessim, says the case was postponed to May 16.
Drayton also faces felony assault and other charges in Las Vegas after allegedly threatening his longtime girlfriend’s teenage son. He is accused of “pushing his fiancee to the floor and wielding two knives as he chased and threatened her 17-year-old son during an argument.” His official charges in that case include assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence. Although that case has not yet been resolved, court costs continue to rise for the Drayton.
The entertainer will continue to fight the speeding charges. In 2002 and 2011, he was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
Drayton’s mother, Anna Drayton, died Dec. 31, 2013. The rapper was allowed him to attend the January 9th funeral, despite his arrest.
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