Pretty Ricky group singer arrested in Miami Beach for drunk driving

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View of Interstate Highway I-95 between the cities of Delray Beach and Boca Raton, north of Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County, Florida. EFE / Archive

Pleasure P, who was a singer of hip hop group Pretty Ricky, was arrested Friday in Miami Beach for driving while intoxicated and over the speed limit, local media reported.

The vocalist, whose real name is Marcus Ramone Cooper, was approached early today by a local police patrolman after reaching 100 miles per hour (more than 160 km.) On the MacArthur Causeway freeway, on a stretch where the The maximum limit is 45 m / h (72 km / h).

According to the police report, the singer recklessly drove his vehicle and almost collided with another car, in addition to offering resistance to being handcuffed and admitted to the patrol car.

Pleasure P, who also appears on the VH1 program “Love & Hip Hop Miami,” admitted that he had drunk for his birthday and asked officers to call basketball star Shaquille O’Neal and rapper Flo Rida.

Already at the police station, the smell of alcohol was so strong that the agents had to lower the windows, according to the official report of the Sun Sentinel newspaper.

The singer, who tested positive for alcohol, was released from a local jail, but faces charges of resistance to authority and reckless driving, among others.

In a video he posted Friday night on his Instagram account, he thanked his followers for their 34th birthday greetings.

The Pretty Ricky group, originally from Miami, was successful last decade with singles such as “Grind With Me”, which reached No. 7 on the Hot 100 Billboard list and was certified as a platinum record.

Pleasure P left the group in 2007 to start a solo career and two years later he released his first album, “The introduction of Marcus Cooper”.

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