DMX rapper arrested (again)

DMX: The rapper was arrested in South Carolina and charged with driving under the influence, and for not having a driver's license. DMX is the stage name for Earl Simmons.

Rapper DMX has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with driving under the influence.

Greenville County jail officials said the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested early Friday. He was also charged with not having a driver's license.

This was not Simmons first run in with the law.

Simmons was arrested last year in nearby Spartanburg County for suspicion of driving without a license. In that case, he was released after paying a fine.

Jail records show Simmons has been released. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney.

Simmons was arrested in a Phoenix suburb in 2011 after a trooper clocked him driving at 102 mph. He admitted to speeding but not going as fast as the Arizona police said. He sued the Arizona police.

In March 2000, DMX was arrested in Cheektowaga, New York. He pled guilty to a reduced charge of driving without a license, and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $400. DMX served another jail sentence in 2001 for driving without a license and possession of marijuana. In 2008. DMX pled guilty to charges of drug possession, theft, and animal cruelty. He was sentenced to ninety days in jail on January 31, 2009. In 2010, DMX turned himself in to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Court for a reckless driving charge, he received in 2002. He was sentenced to serve ninety days in jail.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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