Flo Rida Arrested for DUI ... in $1.7M Bugatti
But a crowd of fans did offer to drive him home...
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 9, 2011 1:12 PM CDT
In this June 9, 2011 booking photo, rapper Flo Rida is seen after he was arrested on Miami Beach, Fla. and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license.   ((AP Photo/Miami Dade Police Department))
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(Newser) – A large crowd pleaded with officers to let rapper Flo Rida go and one fan offered to drive him home after he was charged with driving under the influence in the wee hours of the morning in Miami Beach. Officers spotted his 2008 Bugatti (valued at $1.7 million) driving erratically about 3:45am. The arrest report says the rapper, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, failed a field sobriety test, blew twice the legal limit on a breathalyzer, had bloodshot, watery eyes, and was slurring his speech.

After his second attempt at trying to walk a straight line the rapper said, "officers, I can't do this. I don't feel I can walk a straight line. I had a few drinks. Let's try another test. I live on the other side of the bridge. I can make it home," according to the Miami Beach police. The 31-year-old was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license after failing to pay a traffic ticket. He is being held on $2,000 bond. Flo Rida's debut song, the party jam "Low," and "Right Round" both hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Click for more.