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Rapper DMX Again Arrested In The Upstate

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The rapper Earl Simmons, also known as DMX was arrested and charged with DUI. The rapper Earl Simmons, also known as DMX was arrested and charged with DUI.
GREER, S.C. -

The rapper known as DMX has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with driving under the influence.

Greenville County jail officials say the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested early Friday morning. He was also charged with not having a driver's license.

Trooper Bob Beres with the SC Highway says a dispatch got a call about a car driving erratically on Highway 29 in Greenville Co. just before 11 pm. He says a trooper pulled over a 1978 Plymouth Station wagon driven by Simmons. He says Simmons consented to a field sobriety test and failed.

Simmons was arrested last year in Spartanburg County for suspicion of driving without a license. In that case, he was released after paying a fine.

Jail records show Simmons has been released. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

Simmons was arrested in a Phoenix suburb in 2011 after a trooper clocked him driving at 102 mph. He had recently finished a stint in prison on probation revocation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license.

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