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Flo Rida

Busted for DUI In

Super-EXPENSIVE Car

6/9/2011 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Flo Rida -- the guy behind the smash hit, "Low" -- was busted for drunk driving in Miami Beach this morning in one of the most expensive cars on the planet!!!!

Flo Rida Arrested

Law enforcement sources say ... 31-year-old Flo Rida was driving around in his red and black 2008 Bugatti -- valued around $1.7 million -- when cops observed the rapper swerving in his lane and pulled him over around 3:30 AM.

During the stop, cops detected the odor of alcohol -- so Flo was given a field sobriety test ... and didn't perform very well.

Flo -- real name Tramar Dillard -- was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to a nearby station where he is currently being booked.

060911_flo_bugati_videoCops say Flo's blood alcohol level was .185 ... more than twice the legal limit.

UPDATE: According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops say a large crowd gathered around Flo after cops had pulled him over.

Several bystanders were "trying to get officers to let [Flo Rida] go. Some individuals were offering to drive [Flo] home."

When the officer tried to conduct a "walk the line" test -- Flo told the cop, "Officer I can't do this. I don't feel I can walk a straight line. I had a few drinks. Let's try another test."

Flo then tried to convince the officer, "I can make it home." Cops didn't let him try.

Cops say they ran a computer check on Flo -- and cited the rapper when they learned his driver's license had been suspended last month for failing to pay a traffic fine.



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16.

TMZ dont like me    

Damn, Flo Rida got cauliflower ear, LOL!!!

1177 days ago
17.

kp    

Why would any one drive drunk now days, and WHY IS IT SO HARD TO PAY YOUR FINES OR KEEP TABS ON YOU CAR?
IT'S CALLED FOLLOW THE LAW

1177 days ago
18.

LonnieB    

Wait a minute....something isn't right about this story.

I got it...he didn't have a gun, so either he's a phony rapper or this is a fabricated story. Because everybody knows that the gansta code requires all the celeb dawgs to be packin' heat, else they don't be fo real.

This is just another attempt by The Man to keep the honest, hardworking black rapper down!

1177 days ago
19.

ronin    

Lonnie???

HONEST HARD WORKING????

Are you serious??

1177 days ago
20.

messenger69    

Perfect example of the WHITE establishment holding another BROTHER down! This will definitely end with a BEER SUMMIT.

1177 days ago
21.

anony    

Just because you own a Bugatti--or own any other expensive krap--doesn't mean you have any class.
Th biggest misconception in America is that Money = Class.
Class is behavior.

1177 days ago
22.

DetroitHoney    

Stevie68a,

Hip Hop has been around for almost 40 years now, don't hold your breathe on it going away any time soon...

MoonBeam,

Obviously he is entitled to a $1.7M car if he bought it--whether he's a one-hit wonder in your eyes or not.

And to all of you who think black people invented the DUI craze, just ask Mel Gibson, Heather Locklear, Vince Neil, Pari******on, Estella Warren, etc. etc. who they look up to.

1177 days ago
23.

Kathy    

Who is this guy?

1177 days ago
24.

LonnieB    

ronin...no, it was ironc sarcasm (of course, your response is a sarcastic one, too, isn't it?)

detroithoney....chill sista! Nobody is suggesting that the black man "invented" the DUI. He couldn't have. White idiots were driving drunk before the black man was even allowed to drive.

As far as rap goes....I hate it, but that's my rightful choice. If I thought the good folks here could understand the difference between "racial" and "racist", I'd pontificate my hypothesis on the nature of rap, but alas...too many here would abandon reason and critical thinking and run screaming around the room about racism and hatred, without giving rational discussion a chance.

Political correctness strangles free thought as well as free speech....all so a few non-thinkers won't get their tender little feelings hurt!
That's America today.

1177 days ago
25.

Johnny Carcinoma    

An '08 Bugatti may have cost about $1.7 million when new, but it's barely worth $800K in today's market.

Added to that is the fact that routine yearly maintenance on this vehicle will set you back at least $50K per year and you realize quickly that only a moron or a billionaire, or at least a few hundred millionaire would buy this ugly hunk of junk.

Oh, and then to DUI with it? This guy will be broke in 20 minutes. Another rap moron.

1177 days ago
26.

writenow    

Wow. Those are some kind of blood-shot eyes!
He needs cab fare for life.

1177 days ago
27.

Zoe     

Seriously Flo-Rida??? More like Fool-ish. Please don't breed.

1177 days ago
28.

Shread    

Dudes got a head like a coconut or a bowling ball....too funny.

1177 days ago
29.

meeeeeeee    

wtf happened to his ear? it looks like it got chewed on

1177 days ago
30.

OooooNooo!    

Give him a jet ski and maybe he can act a fool on that too.

1177 days ago
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