Queen Latifah Arrested After Failing Sobriety Test

Highway patrol had pulled rapper/actress over for making unsafe lane change.

The California Highway Patrol arrested Queen Latifah early Wednesday for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The rapper/actress was pulled over about 3:15 a.m. for making an unsafe lane change and then failed a sobriety test, according to highway patrol spokesperson Alex Delgadillo.

Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, was driving a 2003 Cadillac Escalade in North Hollywood when the arrest occurred. She was transported to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Division headquarters, where she posted bail of about $2,500.

While she has not released a studio album since 1998's Order in the Court, Latifah released a compilation album of her Flavor Unit crew titled The Unit — 100% Hater Proof in October and has a greatest-hits package due in December. She also contributed to the hip-hop remix of last year's "What's Going On" benefit single (see "LL Cool J, U2's Edge, More Join 'What's Going On' Project").

These days, Latifah is better know for her acting, appearing in recent hits like "Brown Sugar" and "The Bone Collector." She will next appear in the upcoming musical "Chicago."

A spokesperson for Latifah did not have a comment.