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Tone-Loc's DUI Defense -- No Booze, Just a Seizure

1/4/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Tone-Loc was arrested for DUI back in December -- but the rapper says it's all a big misunderstanding because he doesn't drink  ... he was merely having a seizure behind the wheel.

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Loc -- real name Anthony Terrell Smith -- was pulled over by LAPD officers around 3:00 AM on December 13 after they spotted him driving erratically.

We're told Tone-Loc was hauled in to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI and released 12 hours later on $5,000 bail.

But Tone's manager tells us the rapper does not drink at all -- and hasn't for many years. However, he does have a storied history with seizures.

The manager told us cops "realized" Tone's medical situation and that's why they released him. Tone checked himself into a hospital later that day and believes the seizure could have been caused by "bad food he had earlier that day."

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1.

Rowan    

If he has seizures, then his doctor should have taken his license away. He is a danger behind the wheel.

1326 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

beer gives you siezures ..not bad food..party on tone loc..

1325 days ago
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Rachel Rothechild    

They realized this but released him on bail? Why the bail? So they gave him a record because he was driving irractic while black.

1325 days ago
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sonichobo    

@rachel-way to play that race card, girrrrl-friend!

1325 days ago
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Chuck    

No Rachel, they arrested him for driving erratic while black in the month of December. That's a felony : P

1325 days ago
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alisemaria    

Your home page news is pathetic today - Who is Tone-Loc, Catya Washington and Niki Minja - have no idea who these people are and not interested in anything about them.

1325 days ago
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Sloane    

in reference to posting #1
If he has seizures, then his doctor should have taken his license away. He is a danger behind the wheel.
Posted at 2:17 AM on Jan 4, 2011 by Rowannumber
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completely correct
it is the responsibility of the doctor to notify the license bureau

in this case if the seizure history story is true then let's hope that the court can order his license permanently revoked- before he causes and accident resulting in loss of life -his and/or someone else's

1325 days ago
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Bill Leslie    

? - too obvious? Its got to be the funky cold medina.

1325 days ago
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Sonja    

Actually depending no your seizure/medical history you do not just automatically lose your license. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/driversafety/lapes.htm

1325 days ago
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QUEEN TEE    

LEAVE TONE ALONE MAN...ATTACK UH DA BLACK AGAiN

http://www.7.ws/greengetta/show2

1325 days ago
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Chickeeta    

since when do you get thrown in jail for driving while having a seizure .. Bloody *Caesars* maybe ...

1325 days ago
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*78    

Why wouldn't they just give him a breath-a-lizer test and see whether he was drunk or whether it was a medical issue? Nobody should be arrested for having a seizure. And nobody driving drunk should be able to get off because he claims it was a seizure. Police have to have real evidence such as a breath-test, the smell of alcohol, alcohol containers, and many other indicators. Just because somebody swerves down the road doesn't mean they can be thrown in jail. He should sue them if they never administered a breath test in the field before they arrested him. Can you imagine having a medical emergency and instead of the police taking you to a hospital, instead they take you to jail with no evidence of being drunk? Cops think they can throw everybody in jail and if after 12 hours they don't have any evidence to charge them, then they just let them out of jail with no consiquences for their actions.

1325 days ago
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A4ME    

It was the Funky Cold Medina.

1325 days ago
14.

Jessica    

LEAVE TONE ALONE MAN...ATTACK UH DA BLACK AGAiN

http://www.7.ws/greengetta/show2

Posted at 9:10 AM on Jan 4, 2011 by QUEEN TEE

Take your racist azz and GTFO of here, and stop posting links to your s#itty website too.

1325 days ago
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Nicole    

This ****** doesn't have seizures , he's just looking to get off cause god forbid people like him take responsibility for their actions , instead they make things that much harder for people like me who actually have epilepsy and it pisses me off , i hope he gets jail time for a long time

1325 days ago
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