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Rapper Flavor Flav indicted on driving charges in New York

January 13, 2015

MINEOLA, New York (AP) — Rapper Flavor Flav is due in a courtroom later this month after being indicted on charges related to a traffic stop while driving to his mother’s funeral.

Court documents show the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was indicted last month on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license. He also faces a speeding violation and two misdemeanors for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A spokesman for Nassau County acting District Attorney Madeline Singas declined to comment. The spokesman confirmed that Drayton has a Jan. 21 court appearance. Drayton’s attorney, who has been seeking to reach a plea agreement, declined to comment.

The rapper-reality TV star was arrested Jan. 9, 2014.

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