December 22, 2007 02:40:16 GMT
Rapper Pitbull was arrested in Miami for DUI early Friday morning, December 21 and was released on $ 1,000 bond later that day.
Pitbull was arrested in Miami after he was stopped by Miami-Dade Police for speeding early Friday morning, December 21. According to an arrest report, he was charged with driving under influence (DUI).
Pitbull, a rap star, was detained around 3.14 A.M. Friday morning for driving his silver Mecedez Benz at a speed of 93 miles per hour in a 55 zone. He initially refused to get out of the car and when he did the officer wrote that he "could detect a strong breath odor of alcohol over the gum he was chewing," that Pitbull's speech was rapid and slurred and his eyes were bloodshot.
Later on was asked if he'd been drinking and submitted to field sobriety tests, Pitbull failed them all and so was being arrested.
Being released on $1,000 bond later that day, Pitbull had his legal representative Angela N. Martinez, P.A. issued a statement, saying "With respect to Armando Perez' [Pitbull] arrest this morning, this is to inform you that Mr. Perez will be pleading not guilty to all charges. This is all the unfortunate result of a misunderstanding. Mr. Perez and his legal team are confident that these charges will not be upheld."
Pitbull's latest album "The Boatlift" is currently #24 on Billboard's Independent Album chart.