“Bust It Baby” Rapper Accused Of Being Drunk Behind The Wheel
Rapper Plies took a deal in his drunk driving case that effectively amounted to a slap on the wrist.
The Florida rapper, who was born Algernod Washington, pled “no contest” to a downgraded charge of reckless driving – a second degree misdemeanor – because it was the first time he’d ever been charged with a DUI, court records show.
Plies will serve no jail time or attend alcohol education classes and was let off with just a fine for $903, court records show.
According to his criminal affidavit, cops pulled Plies and a gal pal over at 2:35 a.m. 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.
Despite the evidence, a judge signed off on the deal Aug. 30, which will leave no trace of a drunk driving charge on Plies’ record.
Prosecutors already to toss his charge of driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
We reached out to Plies’ lawyer for comment.