DMX Busted In AZ For Driving Over 114 MPH

Rapper DMX’s driving continues to be a problem, as the rapper was arrested yesterday (May 6) evening by Arizona police for driving in excess of 100 MPH on a local highway with a suspended license.


On January 21, the actor/rapper was photographed driving his 1966 Chevy Nova II on the Loop 101 at a speed of 100 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.


Just a minute later, DMX, born Earl Simmons, was photographed at another camera moving at a speed of over 114 miles per hour.


Three minutes later, DMX was caught on camera driving at a speed of 101 miler per hour.


Police arrested DMX at his home in Cave Creek and charged the rapper with racing on a highway, reckless driving, two counts of endangerment, three counts of criminal speed and driving with a suspended license.


“This is an important arrest,” Roger Vanderpool Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety told in a statement. “Criminal speeding endangers the lives of everyone on the road. Mr. Simmons wasn’t signaled out because of his notoriety, we have made several arrests in the last few months of those people who flagrantly violate the speed limit and therefore endanger the lives of everyone else on the road. The photo enforcement program on the Loop 101 is making a difference with safety out on the highway.”


DMX was booked into the Scottsdale County Jail and released earlier today (May 7).

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