DMX Pleads Not Guilty To Series Of Traffic Violations

Rapper was allegedly pulled over driving 104 mph with suspended license.

DMX pleaded not guilty Tuesday in North Castle Town Court in New York to driving with a suspended license, speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle.

X, born Earl Simmons, was arrested December 15 (see “DMX Arrested For Driving Violations — Again” ). According to The Associated Press, the rapper was pulled over after driving 104 mph in a 65 mph zone in North Castle.

While DMX was not available for comment, his spokesperson Jonathan Wolfson released a statement reading, “This is not a major concern and we are dealing with it appropriately. Basically, it’s only a traffic violation.”

X, who was released on $350 bail upon arrest, is due back in court February 1.

In December the rapper pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and reckless endangerment in a Queens County criminal court in New York (see “DMX Pleads Guilty To DUI And Reckless Endangerment” ). He was sentenced to a conditional discharge and had his license suspended for six months. X also paid a $1,000 fine and was told to turn over his 1998 Ford Expedition SUV.

Those charges stemmed from a June 24 incident at Kennedy International Airport in which the rapper and another man, Jackie Hudgins, were caught allegedly attempting to steal a car (see “DMX Faces Drug, Weapons Charges After Airport Incident” ).