Flavor Flav arrested after speeding on Long Island

Flavor Flav arrested after speeding on Long Island

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The rapper known as Flavor Flav was arrested as he was speeding to get to his mother's funeral.

The New York State Police pulled over William Drayton, 54, on Long Island after he was clocked going 79 miles per hour in a 55 MPH zone.

State troopers pulled him over at about 9:30 a.m. on the southbound side of the Meadowbrook State Parkway near the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead.

After a license check they discovered that he was operating with 16 suspensions on his license.  He was also found with a small amount of marijuana, according to police.

Drayton was arrested for felony aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic violations.  He was released on an appearance ticket in order to allow him to attend his mother's funeral.  He is due back in a Nassau County court at a later date.

Flavor Flav is known as the clock-wearing rapper with the group Public Enemy.  He has also appeared on several VH1 reality shows including Flavor of Love.

He grew up in Freeport, Long Island.
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