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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.


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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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.

1366 days ago


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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