Eve to be charged with drunken driving


Rapper Eve will be charged Friday in connection with a drunken driving accident in Hollywood, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office said. The artist, whose real name is Eve Jihan Jeffers, was arrested April 26 after she crashed her gold Maserati into a center divider. There were no injuries.

She was arrested at the scene, and later freed from jail after posting $30,000 bail.

She will be charged with driving under the influence, with registering a blood alcohol limit in excess of 0.08%, and not showing proof of insurance, an official said yesterday. He declined to say what her blood alcohol reading was. She is scheduled to be arraigned on May 17.

Offenders usually face probation of three to five years, a minimum fine of $390 and an alcohol treatment program.