Rapper Flo Rida Enters Plea Deal

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
December 15, 2011|10:18 pm

Popular South Florida rapper Flo Rida has entered into a plea deal for his DUI arrest in Miami in June that will save him from serving any jail time.

The Miami Herald reports that Flo Rida’s attorney, Daniel Lurvey, told the singer he was allowed to enroll in the “Back On Track” program. It is a state program for first time DUI offenders.

The program requires participants to perform community service, take DUI classes and complete a victim impact panel class.

Flo Rida will also have to pay various fees and court costs.

If completed, Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, will have his DUI charge amended to reckless driving with a withholding of adjudication, according to NBC 6.

Included with the completion of the program he will have no points on his license and could be eligible to have his arrest and criminal records sealed.

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"He's very pleased" with the way it worked out, Lurvey said.

Flo Rida was pulled over in his 2008 Bugatti in the area of Lenox Avenue and 5th Street around 3:45 a.m. on June 9 after he was spotted driving erratically, according to the report.

Also in the report, officers who pulled the singer over said he had "bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."

Police said Dillard measured a .185 on a Breathalyzer test, more than twice the legal limit.

While Dillard was being given a sobriety test, a crowd gathered, some asking that the police let Dillard go, others offering to give him a ride home, according to The Miami Herald.

A native of Carol City, Florida, Rida's first hit "Low" reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2008.

 

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