Flo Rida escapes jail in DUI case
Flo Rida won't serve jail time for driving while intoxicated. The star's been ordered to complete a first time offenders program as part of a plea deal stemming from his highly publicized DUI bust.
Flo Rida just dodged a stint in the Dade County Jail.
Staying out of a jail? Pretty impressive for a rapper. Take notes, T.I.!
Flo, as you may recall, was arrested on DUI charges in Miami Beach last June.
The "Low" emcee, 31, was pulled over in his $1.7 million red and black Bugatti shortly after 4 a.m. on the morning of June 9, police spokeswoman Deborah Doty told The Miami Herald. Flo, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was taken into custody after cops noticed his car swerving on the expressway.
Word on the curb has it that Flo's blood alcohol level was .185, more than double the .08 legal limit, at the time of his arrest. He was cuffed, Mirandized and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended driver's license.
But thanks to some fancy footwork on the part of his legal team, the lyricist won't spend a single night behind bars.
He's been sentenced to a first-time offenders program in lieu of jail time, TMZ has learned. It's all a part of the state's "Back on Track" program.
Per the terms of his deal, Flo must obtain a certificate of completion in substance abuse classes, attend counseling, complete community service and submit to random drug testing in order to hold up his end of the deal. If the hip-hopster completes all program requirements, prosecutors will knock the DUI charge down to reckless driving.
Do you think Flo Rida got off with a slap on his very iced-out wrist? Has the legal system become too lax in prosecuting revelers who drink and drive?
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