Published June 09, 2011
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – MIAMI -- Rapper Flo Rida hid his face and refused to comment as he left a Miami police station Thursday, hours after being busted for DUI in a $1.7-million sports car.
The musician emerged from custody with a towel draped over his head and was flanked by his entourage as he headed silently toward an awaiting car. "We have no comment at this time," a member of his legal team told reporters.
TMZ said Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was arrested in Miami Beach at about 4:00am local time after police caught him driving erratically in his red and black Bugatti Veyron -- a sleek, luxury car capable of reaching 255 mph (410 kph).
Dillard reportedly had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech when he was pulled over.
"Officer I can't do this. I don't feel I can walk a straight line. I had a few drinks," the 31-year-old told officers when they detected the odor of alcohol, according to a police report obtained by TMZ.
The "Low" hitmaker reportedly measured .185 on a breathalyzer test, more than twice the legal limit.
A large crowd gathered around the rapper, with bystanders apparently urging cops to let the celebrity suspect go unpunished.
Despite the protests, he was arrested and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license. His release, around 12 hours later, came after he posted $2,000 bail, TMZ said.