Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested in Miami on DUI, Drug Charges

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An arrest affidavit says Maurice Young, the rapper's real name, told officers he'd had about five drinks hours earlier at a Miami Gardens nightclub.

Rapper Trick Daddy is facing charges of cocaine possession and driving under the influence after an officer on Saturday found him apparently asleep behind the wheel in Miami, authorities said.

An officer came across the rapper while responding to reports of a driver hitting signs and running red lights in a Range Rover early Saturday, the Miami Herald reported.

An arrest affidavit says Maurice Young, the rapper's real name, told the officer he had about five drinks hours earlier at a Miami Gardens nightclub. The report said Young had slurred speech; bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes; and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath.

Police said Young failed a field sobriety test and was taken to a station, where police found cocaine in his belongings.

Young was already wanted on a warrant for driving under the influence.

The Miami native, famous for hits such as "I'm a Thug," has been arrested before on drug and weapon charges.

It is unclear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

A previous version of this story misstated the title of Trick Daddy's song. It's "I'm a Thug" not "I Am a Thug."