The rapper was also driving with a suspended driver's license and registration

By Lindsay Kimble
May 22, 2015 09:15 AM
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Rapper Flavor Flav was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, NBC News reports.

Flav was pulled over for speeding, and was found with marijuana, as well as an open container of alcohol, a Nevada state trooper told NBC.

The rapper, 56, was reportedly traveling 73 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 15 when he was pulled over, said Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Loy Hixson.

Flavor Flav originally broke onto the music scene in the 1980s with group Public Enemy, and had a resurgence in fame after joining the cast of the third season of VH1’s The Surreal Life in 2004.

Flavor Flav, born as William Drayton Jr., was arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence, marijuana possession, having an open container in a vehicle, driving a suspended vehicle registration, and operating a vehicle with a suspended license, according to USA Today. All six charges are misdemeanors.

He posted his $7,000 bail. Blood alcohol test results are pending, according to NBC.

The arrest comes just over a year after the rapper was arrested on similar charges in January 2014, according to Entertainment Weekly. He was charged with speeding, driving on a suspended license, and possession of marijuana at the time.