News: Flo Rida Spins Right Round DUI Case, Strikes Deal

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 11:25AM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper Flo Rida has reportedly struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid serving any jail time or community service after getting arrested on for driving under the influence last June.

According to reports, Flo will be required to attend a substance abuse program.

Flo Rida just scored big in his DUI case -- TMZ has learned, the rapper struck a sweet deal with prosecutors that will land him in a classroom ... rather than a jail cell. An attorney for Mr. Rida was in court today -- and got the judge to send Flo to a first-time offenders program instead of the slammer ... a thing called "Back on Track," which entails a bunch of stuff like substance abuse classes, counseling, community service, and drug testing. Under the deal ... if Flo completes all the program requirements, prosecutors will knock the DUI charge down to a lesser charge -- reckless driving. Not bad. (TMZ)

Details of his summer arrest hit the Internet in early June.

Law enforcement sources say ... Flo Rida was driving around in his red and black Bugatti -- valued around $1.7 million -- when cops observed the rapper swerving in his lane and pulled him over around 3:30 AM. During the stop, cops detected the odor of alcohol -- so Flo was given a field sobriety test ... and didn't perform very well. Flo -- real name Tramar Dillard -- was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to a nearby station where he is currently being booked. Sources tell us Flo's blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit. (TMZ)

Additional reporting claimed Flo drove with a suspended license.

The South Florida rap artist and entertainer who goes by the name of Flo Rida was arrested early Thursday in Miami Beach on a drunk driving charge, WTVJ-Ch. 6 reported. The 31-year-old singer whose real name is Tramar Dillard, of Miami Gardens, was arrested on South Beach about 4 a.m. on charges of DUI and driving with a suspended license, the station reported. (Sun-Sentinel)

Flo is most known for building a strong buzz around the mid-2000's.

Flo Rida, unsurprisingly a native Floridian, is an MC who toured as a teenager with 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice and began popping up on high-profile mixtapes by 2006, most notably DJ Khaled's We the Best-- on "B*tch I'm from Dade County," he appeared with the likes of Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, and Dre (of Cool & Dre). Signed to the Atlantic-distributed Poe Boy that year, he recorded Mail on Sunday, which was released in March of 2008. "Low," featuring T-Pain, was the album's lead single; it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. A year later he returned with the album R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle), featuring the massive club hit "Round." Only 1 Flo, Pt. 1 appeared in 2010 with some tracks produced by dance music star David Guetta. (All Music)

Check out some past Flo Rida footage down below:

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