Diana Ross' Drunk Driving Tape To Be Released

Ending her restraining order, Arizona judge rules to release Diana Ross' drunk driving tape to public.

Once upon a time Diana Ross had her voice taped for a safety message broadcast in New York City cabs. But if she has aspirations of recording any more she'll have one hell of a hurdle to leap: A judge in Tucson, Arizona, has ordered police to release a videotape of Ross drastically failing a drunk-driving test.

Ross was pulled over for swerving on December 30 and arrested for extreme DUI (see "Diana Ross Busted For 'Extreme DUI').

When various media outlets including "Inside Edition," the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson TV station KOLD requested copies of the tape from cops, Ross asked them to stop in the name of decency, and a local judge granted her a temporary restraining order, preventing the video from being released (see "Judge Stops Police From Releasing Diana Ross DWI Videotape").

On Tuesday morning (January 14), after Ross' attorneys pleaded innocent for her in court (the singer was not present), the judge ended her restraining order, a court spokesperson said. However, the judge granted a request from Ross' attorney that the audio be removed from the recording.

The video, which depicts Ross stumbling and falling down after being asked to perform a variety of simple tasks, will be available to the public on Friday.