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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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Angie    

If he was booked and jailed for DUI, shouldn't his breath test or blood test show whether or not he was legally intoxicated? Tone-Loc's DUI defense may not stand a chance if the cops can show his BAC is at or above the legal limit. While a medical condition can be a problem while driving, it shouldn't be an excuse for committing traffic offenses or trying to get away with DUI.

http://www.mesrianilaw.com/Los-Angeles-Dui-Car-Vehicle-Accident-Lawyers.html

1366 days ago
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Sam     

Seems to me he has every right to defend himsel****ainst DWI charge.What is suppose to do lay down and tool over.I know I wouldn't.

1176 days ago
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