Too Short CHARGED After Crazy Cut & Run DUI Arrest

4/6/2013 11:10 AM PDT

Too Short -- Charged After Crazy Cut & Run DUI Arrest

Too Short has been charged with FOUR misdemeanors stemming from his recent DUI arrest ... when he tried (and failed) to make a last minute escape by fleeing from cops.

TMZ broke the story ... the rapper was popped on March 20 in L.A. on suspicion of DUI. He tried to cut and run from cops, but was hauled off to jail instead, where police say they found Meth in the back of the cruiser.

Too Short skated on the felony drug possession charge -- since cops say they only found a small amount of dope -- and the case was tossed to the L.A. City Attorney.

On Friday, the rapper was charged with FOUR misdemeanors: two counts of DUI, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of Marijuana or an open container while driving.

A hearing is set for April 15.