News: Jim Jones Can't Fly High Outta Court, Pleads Guilty In NYC Driving Case
Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 5:11PM
Diplomats' Jim Jones had to face the gavel this week after pleading guilty in relation to a New York City arrest from last spring for driving with a suspended license.
While Jones does not have to serve time, the Dipset member is required to shell out some cash.
Rapper Jim Jones has pleaded guilty to making a mistake on the road: driving his Bentley in New York with a suspended license. He pleaded guilty Thursday to a traffic misdemeanor and was sentenced to a $200 fine. Defense lawyer Marianne Bertuna says Jones hadn't realized his license had been suspended over a traffic ticket he hadn't fully paid. She says he wanted to resolve the case to get on with his career and a charity project. He was arrested in March in Manhattan. (Washington Post)
Reports surrounding his arrest emerged online in late March.
Rapper Jim Jones was arrested in New York City ... TMZ has learned. Jones was arrested today for driving on a suspended license. We're told Jones is still in custody. Story developing... (TMZ)
In 2009, Jones was arrested while driving around northern New Jersey.
Jones was driving his 2007 black Bentley when a Teaneck police officer noticed he was missing a front license plate, said police Capt. Keith Richter. After police stopped Jones around 12:10 a.m., they found the rapper had an outstanding warrant out of Paterson and arrested him. Richter confirmed Jones, who provided a Newark home address, paid $120 and was released. Paterson Police Lt. Donald Giaquinto said the warrant was for unpaid motor vehicle tickets. (North Jersey)
Jones also resorted to tweeting while the arrest took place.
"I decide to drive by myself let's see how this plays out," he wrote unmodified prior to the arrest. "Misses officer let me go the funny part was watching them have to count all the money in my pocket lol I must say they were very cool...And it was a punk ass warrant from 2005 for 120 dollars...Make sure you pay old tickets." (Jim Jones' Twitter)
Check out some recent Jim Jones footage down below: