NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. – Rapper DMX (search) was arrested for allegedly driving more than 100 mph on a highway in the suburbs of New York City, a week after he pleaded guilty to driving through an airport parking gate while on drugs.
The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over Wednesday evening on Interstate 684 after driving 104 mph in a 65 mph zone, police said.
Because his license had been suspended after the airport incident, Simmons was arrested on charges of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. State police said he was also charged with speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Simmons was released on $350 bail and ordered to appear in court Jan. 18 in North Castle, about 40 miles north of New York City.
His lawyer, Murray Richman, said he could not comment because he had not talked to the rapper.
Simmons was charged in June with smashing into a gate with his vehicle at Kennedy Airport after telling a parking lot attendant he was a federal agent. He later admitted to being on Valium at the time.
Simmons pleaded guilty in that case last week and was sentenced to a conditional discharge, meaning further violations within a year could land him in jail. He also was fined and ordered to forfeit his sport utility vehicle.
Prosecutors were investigating whether Wednesday's speeding arrest in Westchester County violated the terms of Simmons' discharge.
Besides his top-selling rap records, DMX has acted in films including "Never Die Alone," "Romeo Must Die" and "Cradle 2 The Grave."