DMX Faces Jail For Violating Release Conditions

DMX Faces Jail For Violating Release Conditions

According to the terms of his conditional release, DMX had to keep his nose clean for 12 months to remain a free man. Two driving-related brushes with the law later, the rapper could face jail time, charged Monday with violating the conditions of the guilty plea he entered eight months ago, according to The New York Times.

According to the terms of his conditional release, DMX had to keep his nose clean for 12 months to remain a free man. Two driving-related brushes with the law later, the rapper could face jail time, charged Monday with violating the conditions of the guilty plea he entered eight months ago, according to The New York Times.

Initial charges stemmed from a June 24, 2004, incident at Kennedy International Airport, in which the rapper, claiming he was a federal agent, allegedly tried to steal a car. On December 8, DMX (born Earl Simmons), pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to a conditional discharge . He also had his license suspended for six months, and was ordered to forfeit his sport utility vehicle.

Simmons’ release was contingent on his staying out of trouble. But less than two weeks later, he was arrested near his Westchester County home for driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and speeding. Police who stopped his car clocked its speed at 104 mph; he was driving in a 65 mph zone.

In April, Simmons allegedly triggered a three-car accident in the Bronx, New York — one vehicle involved was an unmarked police car. Three people, including two police officers, sustained minor injuries.

Simmons appeared in a Queens, New York, court on Monday to face the new charge. He was released on $500 bail and has been ordered to return to court October 11, Newsday reports. According to Kevin Ryan, a spokesman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, DMX now faces up to a year in jail.

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