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Flo Rida Arrested for DUI in Miami Beach

Rapper's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit

June 9, 2011 3:55 PM ET
Flo Rida's booking photo, June 9, 2011, Miami Beach, Florida.
Flo Rida's booking photo, June 9, 2011, Miami Beach, Florida.
Miami Beach Police Department via Getty Images

Flo Rida was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach for a DUI and for driving with a suspended license.

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Police pulled over the rapper around 3:30 a.m. after they noticed him driving erratically in his red and black 2008 Bugatti (valued around $1.7 million).

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When police tried to conduct a field sobriety test, the "Low" rapper told them, "I can't do this. I don't think I can walk a straight line. I had a few drinks. Let's do another test. I live on the other side of the bridge. I can make it home."

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Flo Rida was then arrested and taken to the Miami Beach Police Department for processing; he was later booked into the Miami Dade Correctional Department. Officers tell TMZ that the 31-year-old's blood alcohol level was a staggering .185, more than twice the legal limit.

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Police also discovered that the rapper's license was suspended on May 3 for failing to pay a traffic fine after he was notified to do so by April 13.

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