A few days after rap veteran DMX found himself arrested on a driving under the influence charge, new footage from the incident has surfaced online.
In the new clip, Dark Man X is shown non-aggressive and a bit tired.
The rapper’s representatives were adamant that DMX wasn’t charged with DUI during his most recent arrest but, man, he appears to be under the influence of something. The police officer who pulled X over felt the same way as he’s seen issuing a field sobriety test on the 42-year-old rapper in this newly released dashcam footage obtained by TMZ. Six quick reactions: 1. DMX was officially charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and failing to have a valid driver’s license, per Greenville County jail officials statement to Reuters. He paid bail and was released. You know, just so everyone has their facts straight. 2. Surprisingly, Earl’s pretty cool throughout the whole arrest. No barking, growling or any other aggressive behavior. 3. X is driving a 1978 Plymouth Volare. 4. Sneaker shop West NYC got the sweetest free advertising plug they’ll see for 2013. 5. From the 3:20 mark on, Earl can be seen nodding, sniffling and twitching. Granted it’s rather late at night/early in the morning…yeah, infer whatever you want. 6. As long as X is a free man, Iyanla Vanzant will always have work to do. (The Smoking Section)
Details of the rapper’s latest run-in with law enforcement surfaced across the Internet on Friday (July 26).
A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a trooper received a call about a possible DUI driver and subsequently observed the hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, driving erratically in his Plymouth station wagon and pulled him over. Suspecting he was inebriated, the officer administered a Breathalyzer which DMX promptly flubbed. (E! Online)
The rap veteran also allegedly drove without a license.
The rapper was seen driving “erratically” Thursday night at about 11:30 p.m. when he was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Sgt. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s media relations department. After failing a field sobriety test, he was transported to the Greenville Detention Center and charged with driving under the influence, not having a driver’s license and not wearing a seat belt, Beres says. (USA Today)
X’s longtime publicist Domenick Nati immediately released a statement denying some of the claims.
“Allegations about DMX being arrested for drunk driving are false. He was arrested early this morning but quickly released. X was given a breathalyzer test and easily passed it. He is back at his home in South Carolina and we are continuing our focus on his upcoming album and acting roles.” (Statement)
Check out DMX’s arrest footage: