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” ).