“Ran Off On The Plug Twice” Rapper Accused Of Drunk Driving
Plies has scored a victory in his drunk driving case.
Prosecutors have agreed to toss his charge of driving the wrong way down a one-way street. However, Plies’ second charge of driving under the influence still stands and he’ll head to trial over it, according to court docs obtained by BOSSIP.
The Florida rapper appeared in Hillsborough County Criminal Court last week for a pre-trial conference on the case, where cops accused Plies of being boozed up behind the wheel. However, Plies was able to get the wrong way driving charge thrown out.
According to his criminal affidavit, cops pulled Plies and his gal pal over at 2:35 a.m. back in January after they caught him driving the wrong direction down a one-way street. Cops said Plies also briefly straddled the center lane marker with his GMC Yukon after making “an extended lane change,” the report says.
The arresting officer said Plies had a “distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath” which he allegedly tried to cover up with chewing gum. The rapper also had watery, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to the report. Despite telling police he’d only had one drink earlier in the evening, cops said in their affidavit that he swayed while standing and leaned up against his car to talk to the officers.
Plies then refused both a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer, according to the affidavit.
The “Bust It Baby” artist has denied the charges. He is due back in court this week. We’ve reached out to his lawyer for comment.