DMX Arrested -- Race Definitely a Factor

5/7/2008 7:16 PM PDT

DMX Arrested -- Race Definitely a Factor

Cops say DMX was driving so damn fast on an Arizona highway, it took more than three months to catch up with the guy.

Scottsdale police finally arrested the rapper at his home yesterday after they claim he broke 100 MPH at three separate checkpoints back in January.

According to police, stationary cameras first snapped DMX in triple digits around 8:24 PM . One minute later he was spotted again -- this time doing 114. Three minutes later he was clocked doing 101 ... and he did all that in a yellow 1966 Chevy Nova II.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, faces charges of racing on a highway, reckless driving, two counts of endangerment, three counts of criminal speed and driving on a suspended license.