DMX Turns Down Plea Bargain in Traffic Case

DMX's traffic woes likely won't be ending anytime soon.

The hip-hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, turned down a plea bargain in a case that stems from his arrest on traffic charges. The rapper's lawyer, Murray Richman, did not describe the offer after DMX appeared in court Monday.

Police arrested DMX in White Plains on June 2 and charged him with speeding, making unsafe lane changes, not wearing a seat belt and driving without a license.

DMX, 35, spent a night behind bars last month after a judge issued an arrest warrant when he failed to appear in court to answer the charges. He walked out after posting $25,000 bail.

"I don't feel good about this at all," the rapper said after his court appearance. "It's not fair — $25,000 for traffic tickets? Come on. Let's keep it real."

The case was adjourned until Aug. 25.

White Plains is 26 miles north of New York City.