Ice-T Cleared Over Driving Arrest
8/17/2010 1:30pm EDT
Rapper/actor Ice-T has triumphed in his legal battle with New York authorities - he's been cleared over allegations he was caught driving without insurance last month.
The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star's car was pulled over by cops on July 20th when he and his wife Coco were spotted travelling without wearing a seat belt.
A subsequent search of police records suggested Ice-T, real name Tracy Marrow, had previously had his license suspended while records from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) claimed he had been without car insurance since 2008. He was briefly taken into custody and booked for the minor motoring offense, before being released.
However, Ice-T vowed to fight the accusations by suing the officials responsible for the allegedly false allegations, insisting he has not been banned from driving and has kept up-to-date with his insurance payments. And he was celebrating on Tuesday after proving he did have car insurance - prompting prosecutors to drop the charges against him, according to TMZ.com.