Rap superstar DMX
is facing a misdemeanor traffic charge after police stopped him yesterday (Oct.
9) in New York and impounded his vehicle for various driving infractions. Police
stopped the rapper for driving his 2001 Chevy Suburban uninspected, as he was
traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, New York. When
police ran a computer check, they found that DMX, born Earl Simmons, was unlicensed
to drive in the state of New York. His registration was also suspended. The
Chevy Suburban was impounded and DMX was issued three summonses. He
was charged with driving with a suspended registration, which is a misdemeanor,
and driving an unlicensed and uninspected vehicle, which are driving infractions.
vehicle was impounded and he received three summonses to appear in City Court
on Dec. 18. On
Sept. 30, the rapper was involved in an altercation with sound crew, after his
microphone was repeatedly cut during a performance at a "Back2School Jam"
concert at The Nassau Coliseum.One
woman in the audience suffered minor injuries during the fracas, after a member
of DMX's entourage allegedly threw a chair into the crowd, which allegedly struck
the woman in the head.In
June, DMX spent a night in jail before posting $25,000 in bail due to a series
of missed court dates that stemmed from a June 2 incident, in which police accused
him of driving erratically in White Plains, New York.