Flavor Flav Faces Possible NY Indictment


Flavor Flav, Public Enemy, 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival

In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home. Police Lt. Ken Romaine tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that officers confiscated over 100 pounds of the entertainer’s remaining fireworks and issued him two fireworks-related citations.

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother’s funeral.

Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested Jan. 9 on Long Island’s Meadowbrook Parkway.

Police say the rapper and reality TV star was speeding and driving without a license, a felony. He also was charged with marijuana possession as a violation. He has pleaded not guilty.

His attorney, Indji Bessim (IHN’-jee BEHS’-ihm), has sought for several months to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors. She declined to comment Friday.

A spokesman for the district attorney declined to comment on plea negotiations.

Flav pleaded guilty in Las Vegas in April to reduced charges of threatening his girlfriend’s teenage son.

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