LOS ANGELES – Ike Turner spent a night in jail after he was arrested on a 1989 narcotics warrant that turned out to be invalid, police said.
The 75-year-old musician and ex-husband of Tina Turner was spotted on Interstate 405 in the San Fernando Valley about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Police officers saw his 2002 silver Mercedes-Benz S-50 doing more than 80 mph and straddling lanes, Officer April Harding said Thursday.
The car was stopped after it left the freeway and officers ran a check for warrants, which is routine, Harding said.
They found he had an old felony narcotics warrant and Turner was arrested and booked into a downtown jail, Harding said.
"He had court yesterday and I guess that they deemed it was an old warrant that was never removed from the system," Harding said.
Turner was freed from jail about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Turner first appeared in Superior Court on the warrant in December 1989 and the warrant was recalled that same day, said Mary Hearn, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.