News: After Runnin' For His Life, Too Short Can't Escape This Heat

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 10:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Weeks after Too Short had the Internet in an uproar with footage of him failing, horribly, at running from police, new reports claim he has been hit with multiple charges related to his now-infamous mid-March night.

According to reports, Short Dog has four charges centered on driving under the influence, controlled substance and drug possession.

Too Short has been charged with FOUR misdemeanors stemming from his recent DUI arrest ... when he tried (and failed) to make a last minute escape by fleeing from cops. TMZ broke the story ... the rapper was popped on March 20 in L.A. on suspicion of DUI. He tried to cut and run from cops, but was hauled off to jail instead, where police say they found Meth in the back of the cruiser. Too Short skated on the felony drug possession charge -- since cops say they only found a small amount of dope -- and the case was tossed to the L.A. City Attorney. On Friday, the rapper was charged with FOUR misdemeanors: two counts of DUI, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of Marijuana or an open container while driving. (TMZ)

In late March, Short came forward to speak on trying to resist arrest.

"I just ran all the way out to Miami, man," Short said in an interview when jokingly told he might be running in the next Olympics Games. "I had to get the hell up out of LA. I only got one thing to say, man, if I would have hit that corner, y'all would have seen a whole different Short you've never seen. If I wouldn't have tripped, you would have never seen me. They'd have had the helicopters out on the morning news -- it's one thing y'all don't realize though. I was across the street from my house. I was about to run home." (Shade 45)

A few days prior, Short received good news after prosecutors decided to fall back on pursuing a felony drug possession charge.

We've learned ... the L.A. County District Attorney has REJECTED the felony drug case, because cops only found a very small amount of drugs -- which they say is meth. Given that Short does not have a felony record, the D.A. decided not to prosecute and sent the case over to the L.A. City Attorney for misdemeanor review. We're told the City Attorney will look at the case ... probably next week. FYI ... Short insists he was not in possession of drugs, and whatever was found in the back of the cop car was left by the prior arrestee who involuntarily hitched a ride to the pokey. (TMZ)

Shortly after the arrest went down, TS admitted he did not understand the drug possession charge.

Rapper Too Short has no clue what happened during his arrest this morning! While he thought he was arrested for driving under the influence, his booking sheet says otherwise. Following his release from the slammer, the rapper said: "I thought it was a DUI. This says possession ... I'm confused, man." Unluckily, the listed felony drug possession charge doesn't mean that Too Short is off the hook for a DUI. Seeing as how he was CLEARLY intoxicated when he was cuffed, it is likely that the cops only booked him on the highest charge and will leave the rest to the D.A.'s office to prosecute. Too sad! It is prettyyy obvious that he has a drug problem, so let's hope he gets the help he needs and isn't just thrown in the slammer! (Perez Hilton)

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