Warrant Issued For Dmx
Troubled rapper DMX is a wanted man after failing to attending a court hearing in New York state yesterday (28JUN06). The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was scheduled to face several driving charges at White Plains City Court. Judge BARBARA LEAK issued an arrest warrant for Simmons, insisting she was unimpressed with the star's no-show after she previously granted him two postponements. Judge Leak said, "We have granted him a number of courtesies. It ends now." His lawyer STACEY MURRAY insisted he would attend court today (29JUN06), claiming he had fallen ill after flying from Arizona for the court date. On 2 June (06), the rapper was stopped by police for speeding and cutting off another motorist in White Plains and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Nine days later (11JUN06), he was issued with a summons for driving on the hard shoulder of a road to avoid congestion in Harrison, New York State. Last year (05), Simmons served 70 days in jail for violating his parole following a 2004 incident in which he posed as an undercover federal agent and crashed his vehicle through a security gate at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Last month (MAY06), the hip-hop star was arrested in London after allegedly becoming abusive on a flight from New York City.