News: Faith Evans Gets No Love In DUI Arrest Case
Monday, Nov 29, 2010 10:15PM
R&B singer Faith Evans has faced the music and will serve three years probation after being arrested over the summer on a DUI charge in Los Angeles.
Details of Evans' sentence hit the Internet Monday (November 29) afternoon.
Authorities say Faith Evans has pleaded no contest to reckless driving after being arrested in August for investigation of drunken driving. Los Angeles city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says the Grammy-winning singer entered the plea Monday and was sentenced to three years of informal probation. Police say the 37-year-old Evans was arrested after being stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Marina del Rey. (ABC News)
Her previous run-in with the law dated back six years ago.
In 2004, Evans and record company executive Todd Russaw were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine after a traffic stop in an Atlanta suburb. As a result, the two ended up spending 13 weeks in an addiction treatment program. (Southwest Riverside News)
Reports of Evans' initial arrest landed online in late August.
According to law enforcement sources, the singer was stopped at a DUI checkpoint near the Marina Del Rey section of L.A. when officers detected alcohol. We're told Evans was then arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI. It's unknown, at this point, what Evans' blood alcohol level was when police busted her. (TMZ)
She later resorted to Twitter to address the situation with her fans.
"Hi Faithfuls...I am on the set of my new video for my single "Gone Already". I'm sure by now most of you heard that I was detained on," she tweeted early Monday (August 23) morning.
"suspicion of a DUI. After completing a full day of wardrobe prep I was stopped at a random checkpoint."
"I'm fine and well, and thank you for your prayers, kind words and concerns. I can't wait for you all to see my new video & look forward to"
"hearing from u guys...Fizzy." (Faith Evans' Twitter)
No further details have been revealed as of now.