Singer Frank Ocean was reportedly pulled over twice for speeding in California towards the end of 2012. To make matters worse for the singer, he was also busted for possession of marijuana.
Authorities explained that Ocean had been stopped twice for speeding while traveling through California’s Eastern Sierra Nevada. According to The Associated Press, the Grammy-nominated musician was ticketed for traveling over 90 mph in 65 mph zones.
The first incident took place on December 30. Police said Frank Ocean was pulled over for speeding while piloting his BMW down a highway near Keoughs. The singer was given a ticket for his troubles and sent on his way.
Spin reports that the second incident took place on New Year’s Eve. Ocean was once again pulled over for reaching speeds around 90 mph. When the office approached the car, he reported caught a whiff of marijuana coming from the singer’s BMW.
A search revealed that Frank Ocean was carrying a small bag of marijuana. To make matters worse for the musician, Ocean was also cited for driving on a suspended license and having tinted windows. Although Ocean spent a few in the back of the cop car, he was later released as long as her friend drove him home.
When the story first broke, celebrity gossip website MediaTakeOut reported that Frank Ocean and his companion were pulled over by police after the officer observed some “suspicious behavior.” In fact, some news outlets originally reported that the traffic stop had something to do with sexual activity taking place in the car.
Shortly after the rumors surfaced, the California Highway Patrol issued the following statement through CBS Local:
“On 12/31/2012 at approximately 1630 hours, Officer E. Moore, #20190, was in full CHP winter uniform, and driving a black and white departmental sedan (Class E). Officer Moore was stopped facing northbound in the center median of US-395, north of Tom’s Place monitoring traffic. Officer Moore observed a black BMW driving southbound on US-395 exceeding the 65 MPH maximum speed limit. Officer Moore accelerated his patrol vehicle in order to follow the BMW, and then observed a marked patrol unit from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department making an enforcement stop on the BMW. After the Mono County Sheriff’s Department unit stopped the BMW, Officer Moore stopped to provide any necessary assistance.”
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