Rapper Ice-T has been cleared from unlicensed-driving charges on Tuesday, August 17. According to The Wall Street Journal, once a judge in Manhattan courtroom dropped the traffic charges, Newark native Ice-T, real name Tracy Marrow, shouted, "That's what I'm talking about - dismissed!"
"I knew I didn't do anything wrong," Ice-T, who donned a blue suit and red tie, added when he was outside the courtroom. He went on saying, "You gotta have yourself a good lawyer in these types of things." Ice-T, who previously stated he planned to take a revenge over the incident, revealed that he won't file a lawsuit against Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or his insurance company.
The site further reported that Manhattan Assistant district attorney Jessica Barron mentioned in court that DMV suspended Ice-T's license in 2008 because they believed the star failed to obtain insurance. However, Jessica revealed that Ice-T's records were in fact up to date. He registered and insured his three cars in New Jersey that year and turned in his New York license plates. The change was never registered in the DMV's computer records.
Ice-T claimed he was never aware that his license had been marked as suspended. He said, "I never had knowledge of any suspension. That's why I got so angry when they put me in handcuffs. It basically turned out to be a clerical error."
Ice-T, who is also a regular on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", was arrested in New York on July 20 after cops pulled over his car for traveling without wearing a seat belt. He was later taken into custody and booked at a police station in Chelsea, Manhattan and was released shortly afterward.