The Flavor Flav New York speeding case has been postponed to May 16th, when the rapper and reality TV star will have to appear again. Flavor Flav currently lives in Las Vegas and complained to the judge through his attorney, Indji Bessim, that the flights were becoming too expensive.
Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was pulled over for speeding while trying to make it to his mother’s funeral on time. Unfortunately, Flavor Flav also had 16 outstanding citations resulting in a license suspension as well as small amounts of weed in the car. He was arrested for going 79 in a 55 MPH zone and driving without a driver’s license.
While Flavor Flav and his attorney have attempted to get the New York speeding case resolved, the former Public Enemy rapper is also facing charges in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, Flavor Flav is accused of “pushing his fiancee to the floor and wielding two knives as he chased and threatened her 17-year-old son during an argument.” His official charges in that case include assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence. Although that case has not yet been resolved, court costs continue to rise for the troubled entertainer.
Flavor Flav, 55, will continue to fight the New York speeding charges, claiming that he has worked hard to resolve all outstanding citations. In 2002 and 2011, Flavor Flav was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Anytime Flavor Flav shows up, there is a good chance a media circus will follow. His January 28th court appearance included family, friends, and autographs. The March 25th court appearance featured much less fan fare.
Flavor Flav was able to attend his mother’s funeral, in spite of the arrest. Anna Drayton, Flavor Flav’s mom, died Dec. 31, 2013 and the rapper was very thankful that officers allowed him to be in attendance at the January 9th funeral. Flavor Flav is also hoping the judge will show sympathy regarding the circumstances surrounding his New York speeding case. Plane tickets are apparently getting expensive from Las Vegas to New York.
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