Ice-T Wants To Sue The DMV
8/3/2010 2:45pm EDT
Rapper/actor Ice-T is still fuming over his arrest for allegedly driving on a suspended license last month and he's determined to win compensation by suing the officials responsible for what he insists was a false accusation.
A car driven by the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star was pulled over by cops in New York after they spotted he and his wife Coco were not wearing seat belts. A subsequent search of police records suggested Ice-T had been temporarily banned from the road and he was booked and released for the minor motoring offence.
The rapper, real name Tracy Marrow, has persistently slammed the allegations, and took to his Twitter.com blog to write: "That (suspended licence) is some bulls**t they made up... Lie. For the record... My license is not suspended."
Ice-T claims the incident stemmed from "something in the (police) computer called an insurance lapse from 2008" - but the star is so sure of his innocence, he is convinced the note on his record is the result of an error either made by officials at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or at his insurance company.
And he's preparing to clear his name and take legal action against those responsible. He tells TMZ.com, "At the end of the day, after I get this dismissed, I either can sue the DMV or the insurance company and that's when I have my revenge."