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DMX gets seven-day sentence in traffic case

DMX was slapped with a seven-day sentence by a Bronx judge who said the rapper is “a violation waiting to happen.”DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving with a suspended license in the Bronx last April after his sport utility vehicle struck a car that in turn hit a police car. He was also fined $500.Criminal Court Judge George Villegas rejected Simmons’ plea
/ Source: The Associated Press

DMX was slapped with a seven-day sentence by a Bronx judge who said the rapper is “a violation waiting to happen.”

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving with a suspended license in the Bronx last April after his sport utility vehicle struck a car that in turn hit a police car. He was also fined $500.

Criminal Court Judge George Villegas rejected Simmons’ plea for probation, saying, “I’m not going to put him on probation because he’s a violation waiting to happen.”

The 34-year-old rapper, who lives in Mount Kisco, already is serving a 70-day sentence for driving with a suspended license in Queens. Villegas allowed the seven-day penalty to run concurrently.

The judge joked that his children, who are big DMX fans, “are not talking to me anymore.”

In the Queens case, Simmons pleaded guilty in October to violating the conditions of his release following a June 2004 incident at Kennedy Airport. Authorities said Simmons had claimed he was a federal agent and smashed his SUV into a parking lot gate to avoid paying $9.

Under his December 2004 conditional release, Simmons was required to stay out of trouble for a year — but he was twice cited for traffic violations, including a 104-mph speeding ticket and the accident with the unmarked police car.